Centripetal forces in China's Economic Take-Off

Author/Editor:

Aasim M. Husain ; Anuradha Dayal-Gulati

Publication Date:

May 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper uses provincial time series data from China to empirically investigate two propositions relating to economic development: (i) that economic takeoff is associated with technological transfer through foreign direct investment (FDI); and (ii) that takeoff is accompanied, at least in the short term, by widening income inequality. The results indicate that FDI flows have increased the rate of convergence in per capita incomes across China’s provinces. However, the pattern of FDI, which has gone mainly to the relatively wealthy provinces, has caused different provinces to converge to different steady states.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/86

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451850871/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0862000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

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