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Regional income convergence in India: A Bayesian Spatial Durbin Model approach

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  • Soundararajan, Pushparaj

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A debate on the regional disparity is always an interesting topic. This study analysed the regional income disparity in India during 1980 – 2010, which contains pre, early and later reform periods. The study used per capita GSDP data from Central Statistical Organisation. First, the study reviewed various growth models and suggests that spatial durbin model of Fingleton and Lopez-Bazo(2006) is empirically useful. Second, this study estimated parameters of Bayesian Spatial Durbin Model and disscussed the convergence hypothesis in the light of LeSange and Fischer (2008) formulation. The study concludes that the later reform period has witnessed beta convergence due to feedback effect.

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  • Soundararajan, Pushparaj, 2013. "Regional income convergence in India: A Bayesian Spatial Durbin Model approach," MPRA Paper 44744, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Nicolas Péridy & Mohamed Hazem & Marc Brunetto, 2013. "Some new insights into real convergence in MENA countries’ regional areas: a spatial econometric analysis," Economics and Business Letters, Oviedo University Press, vol. 2(4), pages 150-160.
    2. Alexandra Schaffar & Nicolas Péridy, 2015. "Exploring spatial convergence of Maghreb regional areas: An application of a Markov chains approach," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 35(3), pages 1848-1855.

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    Keywords

    Convergence; Regional; Spatial Durbin Model and Bayesian;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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