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Verdoorn's law and increasing returns to scale: country estimates based on the cointegration approach

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  • R. I. D. Harris
  • A. Liu

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The Johansen approach to estimating long-run cointegration vectors is used with the Penn World Tables data to estimate returns to scale. Thus, this approach has the advantages of including a measure of capital, it overcomes the simultaneity problems associated with the single-equation Verdoorn law, and it involves estimating a correctly specified dynamic model in which is embedded the long-run solution(s). The results indicate that there is substantial evidence that increasing returns are the norm for the majority of countries.

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  • R. I. D. Harris & A. Liu, 1999. "Verdoorn's law and increasing returns to scale: country estimates based on the cointegration approach," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(1), pages 29-33.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:6:y:1999:i:1:p:29-33
    DOI: 10.1080/135048599353834
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