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Convergence approaches

Introductory reading

Bernard, A. B. and Jones, C. I. (1996). Technology and convergence. Economic Journal, 106, 1037-1044.

de la Fuente, Angel (2000). Convergence across countries and regions: theory and empirics. CEPR discussion paper no. 2465.

Jones, Charles I. (1997). Convergence revisited. Journal of Economic Growth, July, 2(2), 131-153.

Jones, Charles I. (1997). On the evolution of the world income distribution. Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer, 11(3), 19-36.

Quah, D. T. (1993). Empirical cross-section dynamics in economic growth, European Economic Review, 37, 426-434.

Quah, D. T. (1996). Twin Peaks: growth and convergence in models of distribution dynamics. Economic Journal, 106, 1045-1055.

Other key references

Ben-David, D. (1997). Convergence clubs and diverging economies. Unpublished working paper.

Bernard, A. B. and Durlauf, S. N. (1995). Convergence in international output. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 10, 97-108.

Bernard, A. B. and Durlauf, S. N. (1996). Interpreting tests of the convergence hypothesis. Journal of Econometrics, 71, 161-173.

Caselli, F., Esquivel, G. and Lefort, F. (1996). Reopening the convergence debate: a new look at cross-country growth empirics, Journal of Economic Growth, September, 1(3), 363-90.

Desdoigts, Alain (1999). Patterns of economic development and the formation of clubs. Journal of Economic Growth, September, 4(3), 305-330.

Evans, P. and Karras, G. (1996). Convergence revisited. Journal of Monetary Economics, 37(2), April, 249-265.

Islam, N. (1995). Growth empirics: a panel data approach. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 110, 1127-1170.

Lee, Kevin, Pesaran, M. Hashem, and Smith, Ron (1997). Growth and convergence in a multi-country empirical stochastic Solow model. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 12(4), July-August, 357-392.

Paap, Richard and van Dijk, Herman K. (1998). Distribution and mobility of wealth of nations. European Economic Review, 42(7), July, 1269-1293.

Quah, D. T. (1996). Convergence empirics across economies with (some) capital mobility. Journal of Economic Growth, 1, 95-124.

Quah, D. T. (1996). Empirics for economic growth and convergence. European Economic Review, 40, 1353-1375.

Further reading

Ben-David, D. and Bohara, Alok K. (1997). Evidence on the contribution of trade reform towards international income equalization. Review of International Economics, 5(2), May, 246-255.

Bianchi, M. (1997). Testing for convergence: evidence from nonparametric multimodality tests. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 12(4), July-August, 393-409.

Boyle, G. E. and McCarthy, T. G. (1997). A simple measure of beta convergence. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 59(2), 257-264.

Canova, F. and Marcet, A. (1995). The poor stay poor: nonconvergence across countries and regions. CEPR discussion paper no. 1265.

Carlino, G. A. and Mills, L. (1993). Are US regional incomes converging? A time series analysis. Journal of Monetary Economics, 35(1), 65-82.

Carree, Martin and Klomp, Luuk (1997). Testing the convergence hypothesis: a comment. Review of Economics and Statistics, 79(4), November, 683-686.

Evans, P. and Karras, G. (1996). Do economies converge? Evidence from a panel of US states. Review of Economics and Statistics, 78(3), August, 384-388.

Fiasche, Davide and Lavezzi, Andrea Mario (2003). Distribution dynamics and nonlinear growth Journal of Economic Growth, 8, 379-401.

Fiasche, Davide and Lavezzi, Andrea Mario (2003). Nonlinear Economic Growth: Some Theory and Cross-Country Evidence Discussion Papers, no. 14, University of Pisa.

Fiasche, Davide and Lavezzi, Andrea Mario (2004). Nonlinear growth in a long-run perspective Applied Economics Letters, 11, 101-104.

Fingleton, B. (1997). Specification and testing of Markov chain models: an application to convergence in the European Union. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 59(3).

Galli, Rossana (1997). Is there long run industrial convergence in Europe? International Review of Applied Economics, 11(3), 333-368.

Greasley, David and Oxley, Les. (1997). Time-series based tests of the convergence hypothesis: some positive results. Economics Letters, 56(2), 143-147.

Greasley, David and Oxley, Les (1998). Comparing British and American economic and industrial performance 1860-1993: a time series perspective. Explorations in Economic History, 35, 171-195.

Greasley, David and Oxley, Les (1998). A tale of two dominions: comparing the macroeconomic records of Australia and Canada since 1870. Economic History Review, 51, 294-318.

Hall, S. and St. Aubyn, M. (1995). Using the Kalman filter to test for convergence: a comparison to other methods using artificial data. Documento de trabalho 11/95, Departamento de Economia, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, Lisbon. Email mstaubyn@pascal.iseg.utl.pt

Lee, Kevin, Pesaran, M. Hashem, and Smith, Ron (1998). Growth empirics: a panel data approach – a comment. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 113(1), February, 319-323.

Nerlove, M. (1996). Growth rate convergence, fact or artifact? Manuscript, University of Maryland.

Oxley, Les and Greasley, David (1995). A time-series perspective on convergence: Australia, UL and USA since 1870. Economic Record, 71, 259-270.

Quah, Danny T. (1996). Regional convergence clusters across Europe. European Economic Review, 40(3-5), April, 951-958.

Rassekh, Farhard (1998). The convergence hypothesis: history, theory, and evidence. Open Economies Review, 9, 85-105.

St. Aubyn, M. (1996). Convergence across industrialised countries (1890-1989): new results using time series methods. Documento de trabalho 2/96, Departamento de Economia, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, Lisbon. Email mstaubyn@pascal.iseg.utl.pt

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