Convergence of China's regional incomes: 1952-97

Zhang, Zongyi, Liu, Aying and Yao, Shujie (2001) Convergence of China's regional incomes: 1952-97. China Economic Review, 12 (2-3) . pp. 243-258. ISSN 1043-951X [Article] (doi:10.1016/S1043-951X(01)00053-0)


This paper employs time series techniques, with or without a structural break, to investigate the question of China's regional per capita income convergence. Our results suggest that China's regions, especially the eastern and the western regions, have converged to their own specific steady states over the past 40 years. The Gini coefficient, the ratio of per capita income between regions, and the coefficient of variation confirm our findings. We also identify the big shocks on the relative regional per capita income by allowing a time break.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 1102
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Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 15:01
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