Chen, Baizhu and Phillips, Kerk L. (2008): Regional Growth in China: An Empirical Investigation using Multiple Imputation and Province-level Panel Data.
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This paper examines the contributions of various factors to China’s economic growth. The methodology is discussed in papers by Levine and Renelt (1992) and Sala-i-Martin (1997). Using multiple imputation techniques on a panel data from 1978 to 1999 for 30 provinces, autonomous regions, and independently administered cities, we find that provinces with more innovation capital and more bank-deposit-to-GDP ratios tend to experience higher economic growth. Migration of people into a province, the number of higher education teachers, railroad density & local government revenue as a percent of total government spending are all negatively related to subsequent growth rates.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Regional Growth in China: An Empirical Investigation using Multiple Imputation and Province-level Panel Data|
|Keywords:||growth, provinces, empirical, panel-data|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H10 - General
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth ; Aggregate Productivity ; Cross-Country Output Convergence
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O53 - Asia including Middle East
|Depositing User:||Kerk Phillips|
|Date Deposited:||29. Jun 2010 02:01|
|Last Modified:||31. Dec 2015 02:31|
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