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The Creation and Spread of Technology and Total Factor Productivity in China's Agriculture

UC-Davis, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics Working Paper No. 01-014

32 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2002  

Songqing Jin

Michigan State University; World Bank

Jikun Huang

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Ruifa Hu

Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Scott Rozelle

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Date Written: December 2001

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Agriculture, China, maize, productivity, rice, technology, wheat

JEL Classification: O33, D24

Suggested Citation

Jin, Songqing and Huang, Jikun and Hu, Ruifa and Rozelle, Scott, The Creation and Spread of Technology and Total Factor Productivity in China's Agriculture (December 2001). UC-Davis, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics Working Paper No. 01-014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=321263 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.321263

Songqing Jin

Michigan State University ( email )

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World Bank ( email )

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Jikun Huang

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) ( email )

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Ruifa Hu

Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) ( email )

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Beijing 100101
China

Scott Rozelle (Contact Author)

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ( email )

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