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Growth empirics: evidence from a panel of annual data

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  • Roberto Cellini

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The paper shows that the use of annual data pooled into a panel of several countries can be a good choice for analysing the properties of long-term economic growth. Of course, an appropriate regression specification must be considered, to account for the short-run components of such high frequency data. The results point out that conditional convergence is important, as well as physical capital accumulation, in growth process; the human capital accumulation, on the contrary, appears to be no longer significant when country fixed-effects are accounted for. More importantly, the estimates are consistent with very plausible values of the input shares.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 4 (1997)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 347-351

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:4:y:1997:i:6:p:347-351

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