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A continuous state space approach to "Convergence by Parts,"

Publication Date
2005-March-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

Using a continuous state space approach, this note extends Feyrer's [2003] study of the proximate determinants of the shape of the long-run distribution of income per capita. Contrary to Feyrer's finding of the primacy of TFP, the results here imply...

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A nonparametric analysis of income convergence across the US states

Publication Date
1999-December-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

In this paper I apply the nonparametric methods proposed by Quah to data on US state relative income levels. In contrast to Quah's results using cross-country data I find no evidence of polarization in the cross-state income distribution. The long-run...

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