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Income Polarization, Convergence Tools and Mixture Analysis

  • Michele Battisti

    (Department of Studies on Law, Politics and Society, University of Palermo)

  • Christopher F. Parmeter

    (Department of Economics, University of Miami)

Modeling the cross-country distribution of per capita using mixture analysis provides a natural platform for the recovery or detection of clubs of countries. Unfortunately, these mixture methods, when based on a strictly univariate approach are limiting towards one's ability to learn about the underlying process of the emergence of the clubs. This paper takes a fresh look at the sources contributing to the emergence of clubs in the distribution of cross-country output using bivariate and multivariate mixture analysis.

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Paper provided by University of Miami, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2011-17.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 14 Dec 2011
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Publication status: Forthcoming: Under Review
Handle: RePEc:mia:wpaper:2011-17
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