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Balanced Growth and Output Convergence in Europe

  • Clifford L.F. Attfield


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    Using OECD quarterly data on consumption, output and investment from 1980, the balanced growth hypothesis is tested country by country for seven European economies, Belgium, Finland, France, Holland, Italy, Spain and the UK. Output series for each of the countries is then modelled as an output system and the hypothesis of convergence in trend output growth tested. Finally, the hypothesis of balanced growth and convergence, is tested in a system framework.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK in its series Bristol Economics Discussion Papers with number 03/547.

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    Length: 12 pages
    Date of creation: Jan 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:bri:uobdis:03/547
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