The Creation and Spread of Technology and Total Factor Productivity in China's Agriculture
World Bank; University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
UC-Davis, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics Working Paper No. 01-014
The study's overall goal is to create a framework for assessing the trends of China's national and international investment in agricultural research and to measure its impact on total factor productivity. The main methodological contribution is to provide more convincing measures of crop-specific technologies from China's national research program and of those imported from the international agricultural research system. Our results find that from 1980-95, China's total factor productivity for rice, wheat and maize grew rapidly and new technology accounts for most of the productivity growth.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: Agriculture, China, maize, productivity, rice, technology, wheat
JEL Classification: O33, D24working papers series
Date posted: August 19, 2002
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