OECD Development Centre Working Papers

The OECD Development Centre links OECD members with developing and emerging economies and fosters debate and discussion to seek creative policy solutions to emerging global issues and development challenges. This series of working papers is intended to disseminate the OECD Development Centre’s research findings rapidly among specialists in the field concerned. These papers are generally available in the original English or French, with a summary in the other language.

English, French

Ouverture et croissance industrielle en Chine

Etude empirique sur un échantillon de villes

This study concerns the impact of China’s “opening and reform” policies on short-term urban industrial growth. It seeks to detail differences in inter-urban growth by observing different degrees of opening and the implementation of reforms. The study also seeks to identify phenomena of inter- and intra-urban growth spillovers.

The econometric analysis uses a database of the principal economic developments in 434 Chinese towns over the period 1988 - 1991. The results highlight two main mechanisms by which opening has affected growth performance. These mechanisms are access to foreign technology and the positive externalities on total regional production engendered by exports ...


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