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Convergence Clubs: Some Further Evidence

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    This paper investigates convergence patterns among 113 market economies. Incorporating different grouping methods, both ADF (augmented Dicke-Fuller) tests and KPSS (Kwiatkowski, Phillips, Schmidt, Shin) tests are used to examine whether countries converge to the group average. The test results support the finding of a "convergence club," and specifically, that the highest income countries converge and the lowest income countries diverge. Copyright 1999 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Review of International Economics.

    Volume (Year): 7 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 59-67

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:reviec:v:7:y:1999:i:1:p:59-67

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    1. Don Webber & Paul White, 2003. "Regional Factor Price Convergence Across Four Major European Countries," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(8), pages 773-782.
    2. Marcella D'Uva & Rita De Siano, 2007. "Human capital and "club convergence" in Italian regions," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 18(1), pages 1-7.
    3. Rita De Siano & Marcella D'Uva, 2006. "Is There A Club Convergence Among Italian Regions?," Working Papers 1_2006, D.E.S. (Department of Economic Studies), University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy.
    4. Marouane ALAYA (GREThA-GRES) & Dalila NICET-CHENAF (GREThA-GRES) & Eric ROUGIER (GREThA-GRES), 2007. "FDI Promotion policies and dynamic of growth in the South East Mediterranean countries (In French)," Cahiers du GRES 2007-13, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
    5. Park, Donghyun, 2003. "An empirical examination of income convergence in the Asia-Pacific region," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 497-502, June.
    6. Bimonte, Salvatore, 2009. "Growth and environmental quality: Testing the double convergence hypothesis," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(8-9), pages 2406-2411, June.
    7. De Siano, Rita & D'Uva, Marcella, 2009. "Regional convergence in Italy: time series approaches," MPRA Paper 20397, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Caplan, Bryan, 2003. "The idea trap: the political economy of growth divergence," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 183-203, June.
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