Whither Chinese Growth? A Sectoral Growth Accounting Approach

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Robert Dekle

University of Southern California - Department of Economics

Guillaume Vandenbroucke

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Abstract

We perform a growth-accounting exercise for Chinese economic growth from 1978 to 2003, by decomposing Chinese growth in GDP per labor into the contributions arising from the agricultural, public, and private sectors; and the contribution arising from the reallocations of labor among these three sectors. The greatest contributor to overall labor productivity growth (contributing 30% of the overall) is the growth in total factor productivity in the private nonagricultural sector. The next largest contributor (26% of the overall) is the reallocation of labor from the agricultural sector to the nonagricultural sector.

Suggested Citation

Dekle, Robert and Vandenbroucke, Guillaume, Whither Chinese Growth? A Sectoral Growth Accounting Approach. Review of Development Economics, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 487-498, August 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1643583 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9361.2010.00566.x

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