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Incorporating Technology Diffusion, Factor Mobility and Structural Change into cross-region Growth Regression: An Application to China

Sun, Laixiang and Hong, Eunsuk and Li, Tao (2010) 'Incorporating Technology Diffusion, Factor Mobility and Structural Change into cross-region Growth Regression: An Application to China.' Journal of Regional Science, 50 (3). pp. 734-755.

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Abstract

This paper advocates a spatial dynamic model that introduces technology diffusion, factor mobility, and structural change into the cross-region growth regression. The spatial setting is derived from theory rather than spatial statistical tests. An application of this model to the study of cross-province growth in China over the period 1980-2005 indicates that incomes are spatially correlated, which highlights the significance of technology diffusion and factor mobility. Furthermore, the integration of neoclassical growth empirics and the structural change perspective of development economics provides a much improved account of inter-provincial variations in income levels and economic growth.

Item Type: Journal Articles
Keywords: Growth convergence; Spatial dynamic panel; Structural change; China
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 00224146; 14679787
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1111/j.1467-9787.2009.00623.x
Depositing User: Laixiang Sun
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 14:58
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/12600

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