IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

A Time-Series Perspective on Convergence: Australia, UK and USA since 1870


  • Oxley, Les
  • Greasley, David


Texts of the convergence hypothesis or the tendency for per capita income levels to narrow over time have generally utilized cross-sectional data and have usually found conflicting evidence. In this study, the authors utilize time-series data on Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States for the period 1870-1992 and time-series tests to consider both 'catching-up' and 'long-run convergence.' The paper finds evidence in favor of long-run convergence in per capita income levels for the United Kingdom and Australia for the period 1892-1992 and catching-up in the case of the United Kingdom and the United States, and Australia and the United States, giving some support for the exogenous approaches to economic growth. Copyright 1995 by The Economic Society of Australia.

Suggested Citation

  • Oxley, Les & Greasley, David, 1995. "A Time-Series Perspective on Convergence: Australia, UK and USA since 1870," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 71(214), pages 259-270, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:71:y:1995:i:214:p:259-70

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:71:y:1995:i:214:p:259-70. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.