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¿Hubo convergencia económica entre los países europeos antes de la I Guerra Mundial?


  • Tirado Fabregat, Daniel A.
  • Novell, Jordi Pons


This article offers a survey of the theoretical and empirical literature on economic convergence. It also carries out a first attempt to characterize the evolution of relative per capita GDP levels across European countries before IWW (1870–1913). Cross section analysis confirms the inexistence of β-convergence but the acomplishment of β-convergence hipothesis in a model that allows the consideration of different steady-states across countries. Time series analysis confirms that, during the period 1870–1913, only countries with medium per capita GDP levels converged on those having the highest income levels in 1870.

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  • Tirado Fabregat, Daniel A. & Novell, Jordi Pons, 2001. "¿Hubo convergencia económica entre los países europeos antes de la I Guerra Mundial?," Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 19(1), pages 123-152, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:reveco:v:19:y:2001:i:01:p:123-152_00

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