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Title:Structural Transformation in Developed and Developing Countries PDF Logo
Authors:Bah, El-hadj
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Frankfurt a.M. 2009 42
Abstract:Differences in key features of the development process across rich and poor countries can provide clues to the sources of the large variation of cross-country income. Kuznets included structural transformation as one of six stylized facts of economic development, nding that developed countries all followed the same process. In this paper, I compare structural transformation processes in developed and developing countries. I nd that developing countries follow distinct structural transformation paths that deviate from that followed by developed countries. A puzzling nding is the presence of substantial sectoral changes during times of economic stagnation or decline.
Subjects:Africa
Asia
Latin America
Structural Transformation
Economic Development
Structural Change
JEL:O10
O11
O14
O57
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, 2009 (Frankfurt a.M.)

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