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Additional Empirical Evidence on Real Convergence: A Fractionally Integrated Approach

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  • Juncal Cunado

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    (School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra)

  • Luis A. Gil-Alana

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    (School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra)

  • Fernando Pérez de Gracia

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    (School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra)

Abstract

This article examines the real convergence hypothesis in 15 OECD countries. For this purpose, we examine the order of integration of the real GDP per capita series in these countries as well as their differences with respect to the US which is used as a benchmark country. We use both parametric and semiparametric methods and the results show that convergence is only achieved in half of the countries, namely, Austria, Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan and the UK. On the contrary, the results for Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden show strong evidence against this hypothesis.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra in its series Faculty Working Papers with number 01/03.

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Length: 31 pages pages
Date of creation: Jan 2003
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Publication status: Published, Review of World Economics, 2006, vol. 142, pp. 67-91
Handle: RePEc:una:unccee:wp0103

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  1. Arielle Beyaert, 2004. "Fractional Output Convergence, with an Application to Nine Developed Countries," Econometric Society 2004 Australasian Meetings 280, Econometric Society.
  2. Gilles Dufrénot & Valérie Mignon & Théo Naccache, . "The slow convergence of per capita income between the developing countries: “growth resistance” and sometimes “growth tragedy”," Discussion Papers 09/03, University of Nottingham, CREDIT.

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