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Title:Public Infrastructure as a Determinant of Intertemporal and Interregional Productive Performance in China PDF Logo
Authors:Fu, Feng-Cheng
Vijverberg, Chu-Ping C.
Vijverberg, Wim P. M.
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1019
Abstract:This paper focuses on the question whether public infrastructure capital matters for labor productivity in China, both over time and across regions. It finds that public infrastructure is a significant determinant of variations in labor productivity across provinces, but the contribution of public capital to labor productivity growth over time is likely non-existing or even negative. These seemingly contradictory results are reconciled once we view the measured intertemporal effect as a short-run impact and the interregional effect as a longterm consequence of public infrastructure investment.
Subjects:public infrastructure
labor productivity
China
JEL:O47
H54
R11
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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