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Does PPP-Adjusted Data Exaggerate the Relative Size of Poor Economies

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  • Honohan, Patrick

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Conventional PPP-adjusted real output measures, invaluable for making international comparisons of living standards, may greatly exaggerate the productive capacity of poor countries. The equilibrium prices of an hypothetical world of full economic integration provide an instructive basis for evaluating the potential share of different countries in world output.

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  • Honohan, Patrick, 1998. "Does PPP-Adjusted Data Exaggerate the Relative Size of Poor Economies," CEPR Discussion Papers 1865, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1865
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    Cited by:

    1. Jean-Pierre Dormois, 2006. "Tracking the elusive French productivity lag in industry 1840-1973," Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series d05-152, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
    2. Fischer, Christoph, 2007. "An assessment of the trends in international price competitiveness among EMU countries," Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies 2007,08, Deutsche Bundesbank.
    3. Jean-Louis Warnholz (QEH), "undated". "Poverty Reduction for Profit? A Critical Examination of Business Opportunities at the Bottom of the Pyramid," QEH Working Papers qehwps160, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.

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    Keywords

    Developing Countries; Purchasing Power Parity; world distribution of income;

    JEL classification:

    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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