Club Convergence among the Major Indian States During 1982â€“2014: Does Investment in Human Capital Matter?
Souparna Maji and
Sushil Haldar ()
South Asia Economic Journal, 2019, vol. 20, issue 2, 184-204
The objective of this study is to investigate the presence of â€˜club convergenceâ€™ in respect of income among 15 major states in India during 1982â€“2014 using Markov chain along with stochastic kernel. The distributional dynamics observed among the major states support the process of â€˜club convergenceâ€™. The empirical findings prove the hypotheses that economies that are similar in their structural characteristics and initial per capita income levels will converge with each other in per capita terms in the long run. The present study empirically re-establishes the hypotheses of â€˜low-level equilibrium trapâ€™ caused by low human capital investment. JEL: C14, H51, H52, O49, O53
Keywords: Distributional dynamics; club convergence; markov chain; kernel density; human capital investment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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