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Can Transition Dynamics Explain The International Output Data?

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  • PAPAGEORGIOU, CHRIS
  • PEREZ-SEBASTIAN, FIDEL

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This paper studies the transition dynamics predictions of an R&D-based growth model, and evaluates their performance in explaining income disparities across nations. We find that the fraction of the observed cross-country income variation explained by the transitional dynamics of the model is as large as the one accounted for by existing steady-state level regressions. Our results suggest that the traditional view of a world in which nations move along their distinct balanced-growth paths is as likely as the one in which countries move along adjustment paths toward a common (very long run) steady state.

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  • Papageorgiou, Chris & Perez-Sebastian, Fidel, 2004. "Can Transition Dynamics Explain The International Output Data?," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 8(4), pages 466-492, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:macdyn:v:8:y:2004:i:04:p:466-492_03
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