SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (8): 1293-1301.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2019.08.011

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Spatiotemporal Pattern Evolution of Economic Efficiency in County Area of Jilin Province Based on Malmquist and ESDA

Li Ning1,Li Tiebin2,Fang Yangang1,Zhou Lijun1,Wang Yu1,Zhao Wei1   

  1. 1. School of Geographical Science, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, Jilin, China
    2. Economic Research Institute, Development and Reform Commission of Jilin Province, Changchun 130051, Jilin, China
  • Received:2018-08-18 Revised:2018-10-09 Online:2019-08-10 Published:2019-10-10
  • Supported by:
    National Social Science Foundation of China(1501003);Humanities and Social Science Foundation of Ministry of Education(1602112)


County economy is the important support of China's economic growth, while the promotion of total factor productivity has become the only way to promote the economic growth of the county. Based on 11-year panel data of 39 counties in Jilin Province, the article estimated the total factor productivity of the counties, using the DEA-Malmquist index method. And then, by means of the exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA), the article made a further study on the spatial correlation and spatial difference of the economic development efficiency of the counties from different time dimensions. Research findings: 1) During the inspection period, the total factor productivity of county area in Jilin Province was generally rising, and the differences among counties showed the trend of expanding first and then narrowing. And there is no positive correlation between total factor productivity and county economic aggregate; 2) In terms of total factor productivity improvement, technological progress has played a dominant role, but in recent years, the contribution to total factor productivity has decreased year by year. While the promoting effect of technical efficiency and scale efficiency on the total factor productivity of Jilin Province is increasing year by year; 3) As far as the whole province is concerned, there is no significant global spatial autocorrelation in the total factor productivity of the counties, and the spatial pattern of random distribution is basically presented. However, in the local spatial scale, there is a certain degree of spatial agglomeration, and the main distribution pattern is H-H and H-L; 4) The spatial and temporal differentiation of economic efficiency between counties is mainly affected by their resource endowment and county economic division, industrial structure and economic agglomeration level formed on this basis.

Key words: county economy, total factor productivity, economic efficiency of the counties, DEA-Malmquist index, Jilin Province

CLC Number: 

  • F127