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Can China’s Growth be Sustained? A Productivity Perspective

Jinghai Zheng (), Arne Bigsten () and Angang Hu ()
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Jinghai Zheng: Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University, Postal: Box 640, SE 405 30 GÖTEBORG
Angang Hu: Center for China Studies, School of Public Policy and Management, Postal: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

No 236, Working Papers in Economics from University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Abstract: China’s unorthodox approach to economic transition has resulted in sustained high growth. However, in recent years Chinese economists have increasingly referred to the growth pattern as “extensive”, generated mainly through the expansion of inputs. Our investigation of the Chinese economy during the reform period finds that reform measures often resulted in one-time level effects on TFP. China now needs to adjust its reform program towards sustained increases in productivity. Market and ownership reforms, and open door policies have improved the situation under which Chinese firms operate, but further institutional reforms are required to consolidate China’s move to a modern market economy.

Keywords: Growth; Productivity; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 O47 O53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2006-11-28
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cna, nep-dev, nep-eff, nep-ppm, nep-sea and nep-tra
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Forthcoming in World Development, 2009.

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