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Income convergence? Evidence of non-linearity in the East Asian Economies: A comment

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  • Liew, Venus Khim-Sen
  • Ahmad, Yusuf

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This study demonstrates the usefulness of Kapetanois et al. (2003) test in differentiating the two stages of income convergence—long run convergence and catching up. A re-examination of the “Four Asian Dragons” economies, in which their income differentials with respect to Japan have been identified as non-linear stationary in Liew and Lim (2005), reveals that the economy of Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore are catching up, while Taiwan has yet to catch up, with the Japan economy.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 519.

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Keywords: Income convergence; catching up; long run convergence; East Asia; non-linear unit root test;

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  1. Jahan, Sumbul, 2013. "Does Convergence Exist?," MPRA Paper 48836, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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