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Abstract

We use U.S. county-level data to estimate convergence rates for 22 individual states. We find significant heterogeneity. E.g., the California estimate is 19.9 percent and the New York estimate is 3.3 percent. Convergence rates are essentially uncorrelated with income levels.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Institution: University of Mississippi, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Bar-Ilan University-

Original Title: Heterogeneous Convergence-

Language: English-

Keywords: Economic Growth, Conditional Convergence, Heterogeneity, U.S. County Level Data-

Subjects: H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H50 - GeneralH - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government ; Intergovernmental Relations > H70 - GeneralO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic DevelopmentO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O18 - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis ; Housing ; InfrastructureO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O40 - GeneralO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O41 - One, Two, and Multisector Growth ModelsO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O43 - Institutions and GrowthO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth ; Aggregate Productivity ; Cross-Country Output ConvergenceO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O51 - U.S. ; CanadaR - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes-





Author: Young, Andrew

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/46038/







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