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On the Effects of Industrialization Processes on Growth and Convergence Dynamics: Evidence from Italian Regions

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This paper studies the effects of industrialization on growth and convergence dynamics in Italy. We propose a semi-parametric procedure linking growth theory with density-type studies on convergence. Our analysis suggests that absolute convergence processes do not necessarily exclude dynamics of club convergence and vice-versa. Growth and convergence processes should be thought as the composition of contrasting economic influences, in which industrialization matters. Our results suggest that the convergence process between the South and the North of Italy ended due to a slowing down both in the industrialization process in Southern regions and in the steady state convergence process of all regional economies.

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  • Leone Leonida, "undated". "On the Effects of Industrialization Processes on Growth and Convergence Dynamics: Evidence from Italian Regions," Discussion Papers 04/15, Department of Economics, University of York.
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    1. Giovanni Caggiano & Leone Leonida, 2013. "Multimodality in the distribution of GDP and the absolute convergence hypothesis," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 44(3), pages 1203-1215, June.

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    industrialization; growth; convergence; distribution dynamics;

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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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