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Title:Why do rates of convergence differ? A meta-regression analysis PDF Logo
Authors:Dobson, Stephen
Ramlogan, Carlyn
Strobl, Eric
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:CREDIT Research Paper 03/01
Abstract:There have been many tests of the convergence hypothesis yielding many different estimates of β (the speed of convergence). Narrative reviews of the convergence literature hint at possible reasons for the study-to-study variation in the value of β, but such reviews are selective and informal. In contrast, meta-regression analysis provides a more formal and objective review of the literature. It is shown that study design and methodology are important determinants of the reported convergence rate, especially in cross-national studies. There is also evidence of general misspecification in the literature.
Document Type:Working Paper
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