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Les épisodes de la convergence européenne

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  • Pierre-Yves Hénin
  • Yannick Le Pen

[eng] Periods for european convergence Real convergence of european economies is disputed in recent studies which suggest an opposition between real and nominal convergence. This paper enlarges the perspective and considers real convergence over différents periods covering twelve decades. Results for 14 european countries are presented within a simple diagram which highlights the distinction between p- and CJ-convergence. Finally, national specific performances, as measured by residuals to the growth equation, are not found persistent. [fre] La convergence des économies européennes a semblé remise en cause par des études récentes sur la base d'une opposition entre convergence nominale et divergence réelle. L'étude proposée s'attache à dégager sur diverses sous-périodes ou « épisodes » couvrant 12 décennies les facteurs respectifs de ft et de a-convergence réelle de 14 pays européens. Les résultats sont resitués par rap­port à une frontière de convergence sur laquelle la tendance endogène au rattra­page des pays riches compense exactement le renouvellement des écarts par des chocs asymétriques. L'examen des écarts de croissance conditionnelle par pays révèle enfin une persistence limitée de ces écarts.

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Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 46 (1995)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 667-677

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Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_1995_num_46_3_409676
Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.1995.409676
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