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

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Songqing Jin

University of California, Davis

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

Date Written: November 2002

Abstract

The overall goal of this study 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 to 1995, 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, O130, P320, Q110, Q160

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 (November 2002). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 84, Issue 4, pp. 916-930, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3564544 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8276.00043

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