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Stochastic convergence of the catch-up rate and multiple structural breaks in Asian countries

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  • Evans, Paul
  • Kim, Ji Uk

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Allowing for multiple structural breaks and cross-section dependence, we re-investigate the hypothesis that the catch-up rates stochastically converge for 13 Asian countries from 1960 to 2007. Non-rejection of stationarity provides evidence for stochastic convergence, implying that following shocks to the catch-up rate, it will eventually revert to its long-run level.

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  • Evans, Paul & Kim, Ji Uk, 2011. "Stochastic convergence of the catch-up rate and multiple structural breaks in Asian countries," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(3), pages 260-263, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:3:p:260-263
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