Empirical Cross-Section Dynamics in Economic Growth

@inproceedings{Quah1998EmpiricalCD,
  title={Empirical Cross-Section Dynamics in Economic Growth},
  author={Danny Quah},
  year={1998}
}
  • Danny Quah
  • Published 1998
Traditional empirical strategies for studying convergence—more generally, the dynamics and determinants of economic growth—can be misleading if important, underlying permanent or growth components are stochastically time-varying. This paper documents the degree to which this instability characterizes the data, and then offers an alternative empirical framework. This alternative—directly modelling the dynamics of the evolving cross-section distributions—applied to cross-country income data… CONTINUE READING
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