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Development Accounting with Spatial Effects

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Abstract The aim of this paper is to show how the spatial autocorrelation phenomenon often observed in the world distribution of income per capita, can be introduced structurally as the outcome of spillovers effects into a development accounting equation. Neglecting spatial autocorrelation potentially biases our vision of the role played by physical capital in the development process. We show that the total contribution of physical capital accounts for almost 90% of the differences between developing countries and the richest countries.

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  • Wilfried Koch, 2008. "Development Accounting with Spatial Effects," Spatial Economic Analysis, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(3), pages 321-342.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:specan:v:3:y:2008:i:3:p:321-342
    DOI: 10.1080/17421770802353733
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    1. Glass, Anthony J. & Kenjegalieva, Karligash & Sickles, Robin C., 2016. "A spatial autoregressive stochastic frontier model for panel data with asymmetric efficiency spillovers," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 190(2), pages 289-300.
    2. Badi H. Baltagi & Bernard Fingleton & Alain Pirotte, 2014. "Estimating and Forecasting with a Dynamic Spatial Panel Data Model," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 76(1), pages 112-138, February.
    3. Jan Ditzen, 2014. "Economic Growth and Migration," SEEC Discussion Papers 1406, Spatial Economics and Econometrics Centre, Heriot Watt University.
    4. Rosa Bernadini Papalia & Silvia Bertarelli, 2013. "Identification and Estimation of Club Convergence Models with Spatial Dependence," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 37(6), pages 2094-2115, November.
    5. repec:bla:presci:v:96:y:2017:i:2:p:261-279 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Development accounting; total factor productivity; spatial autocorrelation; technological interdependence; C21; 033; 040;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models

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