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The benefit of efficiency improvement on growth and convergence: A study using Japan panel data

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  • Yamamura, Eiji
  • Shin, Inyong

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Empirical results through a fixed effects regression model show that technological catch-up is three times as effective as capital deepening but both have done much to cause economic convergence among Japanese prefectures (regions). Results are contrary to existing research on East Asian growth experience.

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  • Yamamura, Eiji & Shin, Inyong, 2008. "The benefit of efficiency improvement on growth and convergence: A study using Japan panel data," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(1), pages 209-211, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:1:p:209-211
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    1. Eiji Yamamura, 2013. "Institution and decomposition of natural disaster impact on growth," Journal of Economic Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 40(6), pages 720-738, October.
    2. Eiji Yamamura & Inyong Shin, 2009. "Effects of Income Inequality on Growth through Efficiency Improvement and Capital Accumulation," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(2), pages 237-258.
    3. Eiji Yamamura & Inyong Shin, 2013. "Decomposition of Ethnic Heterogeneity on Growth," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 55(1), pages 59-75, March.
    4. Yamamura, Eiji, 2011. "Decomposition of the effect of government size on growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(3), pages 230-232, September.
    5. repec:agr:journl:v:12(589):y:2013:i:12(589):p:57-66 is not listed on IDEAS

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