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Aggregation versus Heterogeneity in Cross-Country Growth Empirics.

Abstract:

The cross-country growth literature commonly uses aggregate economy datasets such as the Penn World Table (PWT) to estimate homogeneous production function or convergence regression models. Against the background of a dual economy framework this paper investigates the potential bias arising when aggregate economy data instead of sectoral data is adopted in macro production function regressions. Using a unique World Bank dataset we estimate production functions in agriculture and manufacturing...

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CSAE
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CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2010-10-01
Language:
English
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uuid:adc43db1-daab-434a-9aea-ac149861d6a9
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oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14465
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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