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Long run dynamics of regional growth in Chile

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  • Carlos Oyarzún
  • Iván Araya

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The aim of this article is to examine the process of economic growth in the regions of Chile using a time series approach.In particular,we test the hypothesis of a unit root in the log of the ratios of per capita product between every possible pair taken from the 13 regions.The ‘acceptance’ of the null hypothesis means that the ratio of the per capita product doesn’t tend to revert to a deterministic constant value and therefore,one of the definitions of convergence in Bernard and Durlauf (1996) is violated.We have found that there are two groups of regions that show within-group convergence but the two groups don’t converge.Also,there are two regions that don ’t converge with any other region of the country.

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  • Carlos Oyarzún & Iván Araya, 2001. "Long run dynamics of regional growth in Chile," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 28(1 Year 20), pages 69-78, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:udc:esteco:v:28:y:2001:i:1:p:69-78
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    1. Acuña, Andrés, 2006. "Desempleo y Actividad Económica Regional: Un Enfoque Cíclico
      [Unemployment and Regional Economic Activity: A Cyclical Approach]
      ," MPRA Paper 8275, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2006.
    2. Pablo M. Pincheira, 2014. "Convergence and Long-Run Uncertainty," Revista de Analisis Economico – Economic Analysis Review, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines, vol. 29(1), pages 17-52, April.
    3. Gonzalo Duran, 2005. "Subsidios de Educación: Impacto en la Migración y Convergencia Regional," Public Economics 0512007, EconWPA.
    4. ESCOBARI, Diego, 2011. "Testing for Stochastic and Beta-convergence in Latin American Countries," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 11(2).
    5. Jorge Dresdner & Carlos Sanhueza, 2009. "NOTA TECNICA: Estimación de Series de Salarios Regionales en Chile," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 36(2 Year 20), pages 243-261, December.
    6. Roberto Duncan & J. Rodrigo Fuentes, 2005. "Convergencia Regional en Chile: Nuevos Tests, Viejos Resultados," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 313, Central Bank of Chile.
    7. SOTO Raimundo & TORCHE Arístides, "undated". "Spatial Inequity after Reforms in Chile: Where Do We Stand?," EcoMod2003 330700137, EcoMod.
    8. Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, 2006. "Chile's Economic Growth," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 43(127), pages 5-48.

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    Keywords

    Convergence; Cointegration; Unit root tests; Level Shifts; Chilean Economy.;

    JEL classification:

    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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