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Convergence of European Transition Economies and the EU: What Do the Data Show?

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  • Sarajevs, Vadims

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    This is an empirical study of the real income convergence among the fifteen European Union members and the eleven transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Debates and research on EU enlargement tends to concentrate on normative issues, so empirical studies constitute a small share of published work on the subject. This empirical investigation relies on available data on transition, and employs several econometric techniques including graphic analysis, classical cross-section regression and dynamic panel data estimations. Most estimation methods find positive convergence, but estimated rates of convergence vary considerably.

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    Paper provided by Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition in its series BOFIT Discussion Papers with number 13/2001.

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    Length: 44 pages
    Date of creation: 17 Dec 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofitp:2001_013

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    Keywords: convergence; enlargement; and dynamic panel;

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    1. Matkowski, Z. & Prochniak, M., 2004. "Real Economic Convergence in the EU Accession Countries," International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 1(3), pages 5-38.
    2. Mariusz Próchniak & Bartosz Witkowski, 2012. "Bayesian Model Averaging in Modelling GDP Convergence with the Use of Panel Data," Collegium of Economic Analysis Annals, Warsaw School of Economics, Collegium of Economic Analysis, issue 26, pages 45-60.

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