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Structural Changes in NICs: Some Evidences on Attractor Points


  • Hossein Abbasi-Nejad

    (University of Tehran)

  • Shapour Mohammadi

    (University of Tehran)


In this paper we develop a regression and a kernel density based model for finding fixed points and attractors of dynamical systems to explore attractors of structural change for NICs. The results show that countries consume longer time in some structures than the others. This can be interpreted as existence of attractors that pull countries to themselves in the first stage of the development. In the other words one attractor (low level attractor) prevent countries to reach industrial structure. Awareness of this can be helpful in policymaking for transition from one structure to another. This analysis shades light on the problem that 'why some countries can not get ride of traditional structure?' or bad structure phenomena.

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  • Hossein Abbasi-Nejad & Shapour Mohammadi, 2005. "Structural Changes in NICs: Some Evidences on Attractor Points," Econometrics 0503001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpem:0503001
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    Attractors; Structural changes; Fixed Points; Multidimensional Kernel Density; Regression Analysis.;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General
    • O29 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Other

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