Prefecture-Level Statistics as a Source of Data for Research into China's Regional Development

The China Quarterly, No. 172, pp. 956-985, December 2002

Posted: 11 Dec 2006

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Carsten Herrmann-Pillath

Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

Jiancheng Pan

National Bureau of Statistics of PRC

Daniel Kirchert

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

The complexity of China's regional economy requires the development of new data bases with a high degree of disaggregation. This paper introduces a prefecture-level data base which has been created from the published data dispersed across the provincial yearbooks of the PRC. The validity of the data and their possible significance is discussed. We provide a survey of currently available data categories which are consistent across time and space. We give some comments on possible consequences for assessing regional development, for example, with regard to inter- and intra-regional disparities.

Keywords: China economy data base, Chinese prefectures, regional development and disparities

JEL Classification: C80, P24

Suggested Citation

Herrmann-Pillath, Carsten and Pan, Jiancheng and Kirchert, Daniel, Prefecture-Level Statistics as a Source of Data for Research into China's Regional Development. The China Quarterly, No. 172, pp. 956-985, December 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=950697

Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (Contact Author)

Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies ( email )

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Jiancheng Pan

National Bureau of Statistics of PRC ( email )

No. 75, Yuetan Nanjie
Sanlihe, Xicheng District
Beijing 100826
China

Daniel Kirchert

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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