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Can Transition Dynamics Explain the International Output Data?

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This paper studies the transition dynamics predictions of an R&D-based growth model, and evaluates their performance in explaining income disparities across nations. We find that the fraction of the observed cross-country income variation explained by the transitional dynamics of the model is as large as the one accounted by existing steady-state level regressions. Our results suggest that the traditional view of a world in which nations move along their distinct balanced-growth paths is as likely as the one in which countries move along adjustment paths toward a common (very long-run) steady state.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Louisiana State University in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 2003-13.

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  2. Chris Papageorgiou & Fidel Pérez Sebastián, 2005. "Is The Speed Of Convergence A Good Proxy For The Transitional Growth Path?," Working Papers. Serie AD 2005-33, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  3. Mark J. Holmes & Jesús Otero & Theodore Panagiotidis, 2013. "A Note on the Extent of US Regional Income Convergence," Working Paper Series 10_13, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
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