This chapter is organized as follows: Section 5.1 discusses why the particular data used in empirical research matter when studying China’s energy economy. Sections 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 introduces the data sets used in this study and variable construction in the following order: energy prices, energy consumption, factor inputs, output and deflator. Section 5.6 presents cost series construction for total factor cost series (including capital, labour and aggregate energy) and total energy cost series (including coal, electricity, gasoline and diesel). In addition, descriptive statistics, including min, max, mean and standard deviation, are provided for each data set and panels.
Gross Domestic Product Capital Stock Price Data Spot Prex China Statistical Yearbook
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