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Cross-country income convergence revisited

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  • Levon Barseghyan
  • Riccardo DiCecio

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We reassess the convergence properties of the cross-country distribution of income and its determinants using the dataset constructed by Klenow and Rodriguez-Clare (2005) and our updated version of the same data. Consistent with the literature, the ergodic distribution of output per worker features separate convergence clubs. In contrast to previous findings, productivity display convergence in the long-run. The long-run distribution of human capital is multi-modal.

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  • Levon Barseghyan & Riccardo DiCecio, 2010. "Cross-country income convergence revisited," Working Papers 2010-021, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlwp:2010-021
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    1. Subhayu Bandyopadhyay & Suryadipta Roy, 2011. "Political economy determinants of non-agricultural trade policy," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Mar, pages 89-104.
    2. Tobias Heinrich, 2012. "Education, growth and technology diffusion," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, pages 866-870.
    3. Silvio Contessi & Pierangelo De Pace, 2011. "The (non-)resiliency of foreign direct investment in the United States during the 2007-2009 financial crisis," Working Papers 2011-037, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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    Keywords

    Income ; Income distribution;

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    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • 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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