Escobari, Diego (2011): Testing for Stochastic and Beta-convergence in Latin American Countries. Published in: Applied Econometrics and International Development , Vol. 11, No. 2 (2011): pp. 123-138.
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This paper uses time-series data from nineteen Latin American countries and the U.S. to test for income convergence using two existing definitions of convergence and a new testable definition of β-convergence. Only Dominican Republic and Paraguay were found to pair-wise converge according to the Bernard and Durlauf (1995) definition. More evidence of stochastic convergence exists when allowing for structural breaks using the two-break minimum LM unit root of Lee and Strazicich (2003). The results show greater evidence of convergence within Central America than within South America. Dominican Republic is the only country that complies with the neoclassical conditions of income convergence.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Testing for Stochastic and Beta-convergence in Latin American Countries|
|Keywords:||Economic growth; Convergence; Latin America; Time-series|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C52 - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O54 - Latin America ; Caribbean
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C22 - Time-Series Models ; Dynamic Quantile Regressions ; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models ; Diffusion Processes
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O40 - General
|Depositing User:||Diego Escobari|
|Date Deposited:||18. Feb 2012 20:02|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 08:35|
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