Comparisons of Real Output and Productivity of Chinese and Indian Manufacturing, 1980-2002
Lee, Boon L., Rao, D.S. Prasada, & Shepherd, William (2007) Comparisons of Real Output and Productivity of Chinese and Indian Manufacturing, 1980-2002. Journal of Development Economics, 84(1), pp. 378-416.
The principal objective of this paper is to compare the real output and labour productivity of Chinese and Indian manufacturing from 1980 to 2002. Using an industry-of-origin approach, purchasing power parities (PPPs) for the benchmark year 1985 are derived from the Chinese and Indian industrial censuses. In turn, the PPPs are used to convert Indian manufacturing GDP into Chinese yuan for direct comparisons. Secondary objectives are twofold: first, to set this direct comparison within the general context of the economic policy reform process followed in each country, and second, to compare and contrast the organisation and structure of both countries' manufacturing sectors. The analysis shows that since 1980, real value added and labour productivity growth for Chinese manufacturing has been well above Indian levels.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Economic Development and Growth (140202)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||04 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:22|
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