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Title:The V-factor: distribution, timing and correlates of the great Indian growth turnaround PDF Logo
Authors:Ghate, Chetan
Wright, Stephen
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Discussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 783
Abstract:The ratio of Indian to US per capita output over the past 45 years has displayed a distinctive V-shaped pattern. We show that a strikingly similar V-shaped pattern is visible not just in aggregate output .figures, but also as the primary determinant of long-term movements in the cross-sectional distribution within the All-India total, at both sectoral and state output levels. We also carry out preliminary investigations of correlates of the V-Factor, using a new panel data set for Indian states from 1960 to 2005 that extends and encompasses all previous datasets relevant to macroeconomic analysis of the Indian states.
Subjects:Principal components
divergence
Indian States
JEL:O10
O40
O53
O47
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:DIW-Diskussionspapiere
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