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The Evolution of Regional Disparities in China, 1993-2003: A Multi-Level Decomposition analysis


Carsten Herrmann-Pillath


Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Sheng Zhaohan


Nanjing University - School of Management Science and Engineering

Jiangu Du


Nanjing University - School of Management Science and Engineering

Tiaojun Xiao


Nanjing University

Kai Li


State Information Center, State Council of PRC

Jiancheng Pan


National Bureau of Statistics of PRC

January 12, 2006


Abstract:     
The paper applies the standard decomposition analysis of the General Entropy Measure to a new set of GDP and sectoral income data for Chinese prefectures with three points of observation over a decade (1993, 1998 and 2003). Prefectures are arranged into regional subgroupings on different levels of aggregation, i.e. the belt, the macroregion and the province. We investigate the relative roles of inter- and intra-regional factors of total inequality. Main results include: There is a strong impact on intra-provincial factors, so that larger aggregation schemes may mislead regional policies; the level of urban inequality continues to be much lower and more uniform than rural inequality, however, with increasing urban inequality in the coastal areas; there is a clear trend towards greater inter- and intra-regional inequality which is driven by rural-urban disparities.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 42

Keywords: Regional economic development, China, decomposition analysis, inter- and intraregional inequality

JEL Classification: O18, O53, P24, R12

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Date posted: December 4, 2006  

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Herrmann-Pillath, Carsten and Zhaohan, Sheng and Du, Jiangu and Xiao, Tiaojun and Li, Kai and Pan, Jiancheng, The Evolution of Regional Disparities in China, 1993-2003: A Multi-Level Decomposition analysis (January 12, 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=949072 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.949072

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Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (Contact Author)
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management ( email )
Sonnemannstrasse 9-11
Frankfurt, D 60314
Germany
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Sheng Zhaohan
Nanjing University - School of Management Science and Engineering ( email )
Nanjing, Jiangsu 210093
China
Jiangu Du
Nanjing University - School of Management Science and Engineering ( email )
Nanjing, Jiangsu 210093
China
Tiaojun Xiao
Nanjing University
Nanjing, Jiangsu 210093
China
Kai Li
State Information Center, State Council of PRC ( email )
China
Jiancheng Pan
National Bureau of Statistics of PRC ( email )
No. 75, Yuetan Nanjie
Sanlihe, Xicheng District
Beijing 100826
China
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