Openness, Economic Growth and Regional Disparities
The Case of China
2014, XI, 335 p. 30 illus., 26 illus. in color.
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Applies various statistical and econometric methods
Employs rich and comprehensive data
Provides in-depth discussions of related topics
Written for a broad range of readers
Substantial disparities across different Chinese regions are one of the most prominent features in China’s development process. This book investigates the mechanisms through which openness affects regional economic growth and interregional disparities in China. Based on the latest data and employing a variety of panel data regression techniques, it provides readers with new findings that shed light on the effects of openness on China’s regional economic growth and the evolution of the country’s interregional disparities.
Preface.- Introduction.- Output Growth and Productivity Growth in China.- Growth and Convergence across the Chinese Regions.- Openness and Regional Growth in China.- Openness, Human Capital, and Productivity Growth in the Chinese Regions.- Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Productivity Growth in China.- Endogenous Saving, Interregional Capital Mobility, and Convergence across China.- Inputs beyond Capital and Labor, the Neoclassical Growth Framework, and Limits to Growth in China.- Industry Mix and Interregional Disparities in China.- Openness, Structural Factors, and Economic Growth across the Regions in China.- Environmental Quality and “Green” Economic Growth in the Chinese Regions.- Strategic Interaction in Environmental Protection Efforts among Chinese Provincial Governments.- Strategic Competition in Public Spending on Education in Different Chinese Regions.- Trade Openness and Economic Growth in China: Models, Implications, and Some Thoughts.- A Summary and Beyond.