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Sigma-Convergence Versus Beta-Convergence: Evidence from U.S. County-Level Data

Andrew Young (), Matthew Higgins () and Daniel Levy ()

Macroeconomics from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: In this paper we outline (i) why ó-convergence may not accompany â- convergence, (ii)cite evidence of â-convergence in the U.S., (iii) and use USA county-level data containing over 3,000 cross-sectional observations to demonstrate that ó-convergence does not hold across the U.S., or within the vast majority of the individual U.S. states.

Keywords: Economic Growth; Convergence; ó-convergence; sigma convergence; â-convergence; beta convergence; US County Level Data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O11 O18 O40 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 pages
Date: 2005-05-12
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