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Convergence across States and Regions
A key economic issue is whether poor countries or regions tend to grow faster than rich ones: are there automatic forces that lead to convergence over time in the levels of per capita income andExpand
I Just Ran Two Million Regressions
In this paper I try to move away from the Extreme Bounds method of identifying "robust" empirical relations in the economic growth literature. Instead of analyzing the extreme bounds of the estimatesExpand
Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Averaging of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach
This paper examines the robustness of explanatory variables in cross-country economic growth regressions. It employs a novel approach, Bayesian Averaging of Classical Estimates (BACE), whichExpand
The Classical Approach to Convergence Analysis
The concepts of sigma-convergence, absolute beta-convergence and conditional beta-convergence are discussed in this paper. The concepts are applied to a variety of data sets that include a largeExpand
Regional cohesion: Evidence and theories of regional growth and convergence
After arguing that the concepts of b-convergence and s-convergence are independently interesting, this paper extends the empirical evidence on regional growth and convergence across the UnitedExpand
The World Distribution of Income: Falling Poverty and … Convergence, Period
We estimate the World Distribution of Income by integrating individual income distributions for 138 countries between 1970 and 2000. Country distributions are constructed by combining nationalExpand
Technological Diffusion, Convergence, and Growth
We construct a model that combines elements of endogenousgrowth with the convergence implications of the neoclassicalgrowth model. In the long run, the world growth rate is drivenby discoveries inExpand
Addressing the Natural Resource Curse: An Illustration from Nigeria
Some natural resources -- oil and minerals in particular -- exert a negative and nonlinear impact on growth via their deleterious impact on institutional quality. We show this result to be veryExpand
Capital Mobility in Neoclassical Models of Growth
The empirical evidence reveals conditional convergence in the sense that economies grow faster per capita if they start further below their steady-state positions. For a homogeneous group ofExpand
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