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New Evidence of Convergence Across Canadian Provinces: the Role of Urbanization

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  • Coulombe, S.

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This paper uses the conditional model for explaining the relative evolution of per capital income across the ten provinces of the Canadian federation between 1950 and 1996. Provincial relative per-capita income steady states are determined by the relative rates of urbanization.

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Paper provided by University of Ottawa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0002e.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ott:wpaper:0002e

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Keywords: ECONOMIC GROWTH ; REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ; ECONOMIC MODELS;

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Cited by:
  1. Manuel Pérez Montiel & Gislaine Cristina de Souza Rech & Judite Sanson de Bem, 2011. "Economic convergence: a regional and subregional view," ERSA conference papers ersa11p712, European Regional Science Association.
  2. David Albouy, 2008. "The Wage Gap between Francophones and Anglophones: A Canadian Perspective, 1970 to 2000," NBER Working Papers 14203, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. David Albouy & Fernando Leibovici & Casey Warman, 2012. "Quality of Life, Firm Productivity, and the Value of Amenities across Canadian Cities," Working Papers 1287, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  4. Phillips, Kerk L. & Chen, Baizhu, 2011. "Regional growth in China: An empirical investigation using multiple imputation and province-level panel data," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(3), pages 243-253, September.
  5. Marcelin Joanis & Fernand Martin & Suzie St-Cerny, 2004. "Quel avenir pour les politiques de développement régional au Québec ? (Version mise à jour le 9 août 2004)," CIRANO Project Reports 2004rp-05, CIRANO.
  6. Alasia, Alessandro, 2003. "Sub-Provincial Income Disparity in Canada: Evidence From 1992 to 1999," Agriculture and Rural Working Paper Series 28057, Statistics Canada.
  7. Serge Coulombe, 2011. "Lagging Behind: Productivity and the Good Fortune of Canadian Provinces," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 331, June.
  8. Kerk L. Phillips & Shen Kunrong, 2003. "What Effect does the Size of the State-Owned Sector Have on Regional Growth in China?," Development and Comp Systems 0304006, EconWPA.

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