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(Fractional) Beta Convergence

  • Michelacci, C.
  • Zaffaroni, P.

Unit roots in output, an exponential 2 per cent rate of convergence and no change in the underlying dynamics of output seem to be three stylized facts that cannot go together. This paper extends the Solow-Swan growth model allowing for cross-sectional heterogeneity. In this framework, aggregate shocks might vanish at a hyperbolic rather than at an exponential rate.

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Paper provided by Banca Italia - Servizio di Studi in its series Papers with number 383.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:banita:383
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