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Industrial Productivity Convergence in China

Bai, X and Li, G (2004) Industrial Productivity Convergence in China Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 2 (2). pp. 155-168.

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Abstract

This paper examines the convergence process of industrial productivity between Chinese regions. Both σ- and β-convergences are investigated using a panel data set of 30 provinces and autonomous regions over the period 1985–1999. Unconditional σ- and β-convergence methods fail to detect productivity convergence over the whole sample period, although they suggest convergence during a sub-period 1985–1990. The estimates of a human capital enhanced production function, with the constant return to scale constraint, show that productivity gaps between Chinese regions declined during 1985–1999 with a rate of convergence of around 1.3% per annum. Similar results are also found when the data are disaggregated into three broader geographic regions.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Bai, XUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Li, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2004
Identification Number : 10.1080/14765280410001684805
Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 2004, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14765280410001684805
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 26 Nov 2014 15:40
Last Modified : 27 Nov 2014 02:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806657

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