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Time series analysis of income convergence in China

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  • Hening Liu
  • Le Wang

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In this article, we examine both pre- and post-reform economic convergence behaviour in China using the time-series procedures developed in the Hobijn and Franses (2000). Our results are striking: First, we find a number of extremely small convergence clubs for both the pre- and post-reform periods, and these clubs cannot be characterized by geography or the extent of policy preference level. Second, our results show that economic reform led to more divergence .

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  • Hening Liu & Le Wang, 2010. "Time series analysis of income convergence in China," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(1), pages 25-29, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:17:y:2010:i:1:p:25-29
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850701719728
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