Regional Patterns of Industrial Development During China's Economic Transition

41 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2002

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Jane Golley

Australian National University (ANU) - Faculty of Economics & Commerce; Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Abstract

This paper pinpoints "circular and cumulative causation" as the fundamental mechanism driving the observed trend of uneven industrial development in the Chinese economy. A shift-share analysis of manufacturing performance at the provincial level identifies five provinces in Southeast China - Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shandong - as the main beneficiaries of this cumulative process during China's transition period. A descriptive analysis identifies some of the specific transitional factors and policy choices that have compounded the natural tendency towards regional inequality in China's industrializing economy.

JEL Classification: R12, O53, P20

Suggested Citation

Golley, Jane, Regional Patterns of Industrial Development During China's Economic Transition. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=342550

Jane Golley (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) - Faculty of Economics & Commerce ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building, #132, Lennox Crossing
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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