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Efficiency impacts of the Chinese industrial transition: A quantitative evaluation of reforms in the coal industry

Shi, Xunpeng; Grafton, Quentin


This paper explains the variation in technical efficiency across firms due to transitional reforms. A translog stochastic frontier production method incorporating regional heterogeneity and technical change is applied to a panel data set of coal enterprises in China between 2000 and 2005. The results provide evidence that the privatisation, consolidation, decentralisation and participation of the unemployment insurance system have contributed to improving technical efficiency. The study also...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Change and Restructuring
DOI: 10.1007/s10644-009-9075-7


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