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The benefit of efficiency improvement on growth and convergence: A study using Japan panel data

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  • Yamamura, Eiji
  • Shin, Inyong

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Empirical results through a fixed effects regression model show that technological catch-up is three times as effective as capital deepening but both have done much to cause economic convergence among Japanese prefectures (regions). Results are contrary to existing research on East Asian growth experience.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 209-211

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:1:p:209-211

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  1. Subodh Kumar & R. Robert Russell, 2002. "Technological Change, Technological Catch-up, and Capital Deepening: Relative Contributions to Growth and Convergence," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 92(3), pages 527-548, June.
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  1. Yamamura, Eiji, 2011. "Institution and decomposition of natural-disaster impact on growth," MPRA Paper 35537, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Yamamura, Eiji, 2011. "Decomposition of ethnic heterogeneity on growth," MPRA Paper 32253, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Yamamura, Eiji, 2010. "Decomposition of the effect of government size on growth," MPRA Paper 23972, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Sakiru Adebola SOLARIN, 2013. "Does convergence of incomes still exist among developed economies? Time series evidence in G7 countries," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(12(589)), pages 57-66, December.
  5. Eiji Yamamura & Inyong Shin, 2009. "Effects of Income Inequality on Growth through Efficiency Improvement and Capital Accumulation," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(2), pages 237-258.

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