Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20254
Authors: 
Fu, Feng-Cheng
Vijverberg, Chu-Ping C.
Vijverberg, Wim P. M.
Year of Publication: 
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

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