Analysis on Total Factor Productivity of Chinese Information Service Industry and Influencing Factors
F. Xia, B. Zhao, Z. Hao
The paper uses the productivity index based on data envelopment analysis (DEA) to calculate the total factor productivity (TFP) from 2008 to 2014, and also compares the differnces of TFP changes in three regions: eastern, central and western part. Then we use the panel data model to seek and discuss the factors affecting the regional difference of total factor productivity growth.
Results indicate that Chinese information service industry’s total factor productivity shows a rising trend; the investment on education level and information level has a significant role in
promoting the improvement of technological progress, technology efficiency and productivity; in addition, R&D, government behavior and urbanization are the important factors that affect regional difference of the development of Chinese information service industry.