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Growth and Convergence in South–South Integration Areas: Empirical Evidence

  • Stefan Sperlich
  • Yvonne Sperlich

It is empirically investigated whether South-South-regional integration areas such as the MERCOSUR three world regions in question are considered: Latin America, South-East Asia, and Africa. A comprehensive empirical study is done by different panel data analyses based on data from at least one period before the beginning of the particular formal integration processes. The models and methods applied are derived and discussed in detail. The empirical findings shed some new light on an old discussion: for all regions membership in South-South agreements shows indeed a positive impact on income convergence and growth in most of the considered integration areas.

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Paper provided by Institut d'Economie et Econométrie, Université de Genève in its series Research Papers by the Institute of Economics and Econometrics, Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva with number 12032.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Handle: RePEc:gen:geneem:12032
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