China's Provincial Growth Dynamics

23 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2006  

Jahangir Aziz

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Asia and Pacific Department

Christoph K. Duenwald

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: January 2001

Abstract

China's rapid overall growth since 1978 masks significant differences in relative economic performance across its provinces. This paper finds that, while per capita income of poor provinces are catching up with those in the rich, the relative income distribution appears to be stratifying into a bimodal distribution - the coastal provinces gravitating toward one mode, and the remaining provinces toward the other - with economic structure and policies playing important roles in the growth dynamics.

Keywords: Provincial growth, convergence, twin peaks

JEL Classification: C21, O38, O49, O53

Suggested Citation

Aziz, Jahangir and Duenwald, Christoph K., China's Provincial Growth Dynamics (January 2001). IMF Working Paper No. 01/3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=879308

Jahangir Aziz (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Asia and Pacific Department ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Christoph K. Duenwald

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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