Convergence Empirics across Economies with (Some) Capital Mobility
This paper uses a model of growth and imperfect capital mobility across multiple economies to characterize the dynamics of (cross-country) income distributions. This allows convenient study of the convergence hypothesis, and reveals, where appropriate, polarization and clumping within subgroups. The data show little cross-country convergence; instead, the important features are persistence, immobility, and polarization, exemplified by "convergence club" or "twin peaks" dynamics. Copyright 1996 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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