Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/29050
Title: Has China’s fast industrial growth been efficient? An industry-level investigation with a newly constructed data set
Authors: Wu, HX
Shea, EYP 
Shiu, A 
Keywords: Economic transition in China
Malmquist indices
Technical efficiency (TE)
Technical progress (TP)
Total factor productivity (TFP)
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Applied economics, 2015, v. 47, no. 40, p. 4275-4298 How to cite?
Journal: Applied economics 
Abstract: We adopt contemporaneous, nonradial and variable returns to scale assumptions in a data envelopment analysis (DEA) exercise to address the inefficiency problem in Chinese industries in different policy regimes using a newly constructed data set for 24 Chinese manufacturing industries in 1952–2008. While confirming that the central planning period was indeed a ‘graveyard’ for productivity that entailed severe technical regress and efficiency losses, we do not find a steady improvement in efficiency during the reform period despite strong technical progress. We argue that the resurgent prominence of the government and the state sector since the late 1990s, especially following China’s World Trade Organization accession, has obstructed the efficiency improvement.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/29050
ISSN: 0003-6846
EISSN: 1466-4283
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1026589
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

1
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 14, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

1
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 15, 2017

Page view(s)

54
Last Week
5
Last month
Checked on Aug 13, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.