The Spatial Correlation Analysis of China's Regional R&D Technical Efficiency

Ping SHI, Xianfeng HAN, Bingnan ZHANG


The paper uses SFA technique to measure the regional R&D technical efficiency in China during 1999~2008, applies spatial measurement economics technique to analyze the correlation and convergence characteristics, and builds a spatial convergency model to analyze the spatial convergency characteristics of the regional R&D technical efficiency. The analysis result shows that there appears positive correlation characteristic and an absolute convergence trend on the regional R&D technical efficiency in China, and the effect of spatial geographical factors on the regional R&D technical efficiency is significant.


R&D Technical Efficiency; Spatial Correlation Characteristic; Spatial Convergence Characteristic


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