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Interregional productivity variations in Chinese manufacturing and mining industry

Dan Li ()

Applied Economics Letters, 2008, vol. 15, issue 14, 1073-1077

Abstract: A shift-share model is employed to analyse the interregional productivity variations in Chinese manufacturing and mining industry. Our empirical results show that sector productivity difference is huge; surprisingly, the most productive coastal regions are found to be specialized in low-productive sectors; the inland provinces suffer a uniform productivity lag, which suggests policies geared to increase regional productivity, such as infrastructures and human capital, are crucial to close the productivity gap between the inland and the costal.

Date: 2008
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