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Concordant Convergence Empirics

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  • Don J Webber

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    (School of Economics, University of the West of England)

  • Paul White

    (Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, University of the West of England)

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We present a new model to test the convergence hypothesis based on the ideas of concordance and then employ the model to test empirically for GDP per capita convergence across 97 countries. Our results suggest the presence of switching, while there is more ‘strong divergence’ than ‘strong convergence’.

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Paper provided by Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol in its series Working Papers with number 0409.

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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2004
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Handle: RePEc:uwe:wpaper:0409

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Keywords: Convergence; Concordance; Income per capita.;

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

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