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A Decomposition of Total Factor Productivity Growth: The Case of Chinese Agricultural Growth before and after Reforms

K.P. Kalirajan, M.B. Obwona and S. Zhao

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Published on behalf of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Volume 78, issue 2, pages 331-338
Published in print May 1996 | ISSN: 0002-9092
Published online May 1996 | e-ISSN: 1467-8276 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1243706
A Decomposition of Total Factor Productivity Growth: The Case of Chinese Agricultural Growth before and after Reforms

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Our objective in this paper is to explain a method to decompose the sources of total factor productivity (TFP) growth into technological progress and changes in technical efficiency within the framework of the varying coefficients frontier production function. An empirical application is demonstrated using the Chinese provincial-level agricultural data covering the period 1970–87. The results indicate that TFP growth in the prereform period was negative in twenty out of twenty-eight provinces and that it was positive in almost all provinces during the reform periods, while negative in sixteen out of twenty-eight provinces in the postreform periods of 1984–87.

Keywords: Chinese agriculture; technical efficiency; technological progress; total factor productivity growth; varying coefficients frontier production function; D240; O130; P270; Q120

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Subjects: Agricultural Economics ; Production and Organizations ; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies ; Economic Development

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