Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81385
Authors: 
Lyhagen, Johan
Rickne, Johanna
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 872
Abstract: 
This paper develops an improved test of economic convergence or divergence using time series methods. The usefulness of the method is illustrated in an analysis of the growth pattern between Chinese regions in 1952–2007. Comparing all combinations of regional pairs, the analysis yields support for economic divergence in roughly half of the cases. In the other half, we instead find that regions have grown while maintaining stable income differences. As such, the results show the co-existence of divergence and conditional convergence among China's regions.
Subjects: 
China
Output convergence
Non-linear cointegration
JEL: 
C32
O53
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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