THE CREATION AND SPREAD OF TECHNOLOGY AND TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY IN CHINA'S AGRICULTURE

The study’s overall goal 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 1980-95, China’'s total factor productivity for rice, wheat and maize grew rapidly and new technology accounts for most of the productivity growth.


Issue Date:
2001
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/11981
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/11981
Total Pages:
32
Series Statement:
Working paper Number 01-014




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