China's GDP: Examining Provincial Disparity

Wang, C. (2003). China's GDP: Examining Provincial Disparity. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-03-035

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Widening provincial disparities have accompanied the rapid economic growth in China. This paper analyses the evolution of China's provincial GDP per capita disparity between 1952 and 1998. First, a brief literature review is presented. Then, an examination of some basic indicators of disparity is carried out, and a test for unconventional convergence is performed to explore the dispersion features. Subsequently, a more comprehensive regression analysis, allowing insights into the evidence of unconditional convergence and highlighting the main determinants of growth in two main periods of recent history of China (i.e., pre-reform an post-reform) is presented. Finally a discussion and conclusion are provided.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:15
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:18

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