[Article] Patterns of Specialization and (Un)conditional Convergence: The Cases of Brazil, China and India

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the convergence between Brazil/China/India and the U.S. labor productivity in manufacturing over the past 10 years.

Marine Hadengue (Polyechinque Montréal (Canada)) , Thierry Warin https://www.warin.ca (HEC Montréal and CIRANO (Canada))https://www.hec.ca/en/profs/thierry.warin.html
12-01-2014

Abstract

We propose to measure economic convergence for three emerging countries: Brazil/China/India. A first result is that the higher the level of productivity in an industry, the lower its growth rate, showing a convergence to the productivity frontier represented by the U.S.
A first contribution is to propose a new definition of convergence, based on labor productivity vis-à-vis the technological frontier.
A second contribution is that we use industry-level data to measure convergence. In doing so, we aim to reduce the biases of using trade data collected at the national level as in previous models.

Keywords: economic convergence, endogenous growth, Brazil, China, India, labor productivity


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Hadengue & Warin, "Thierry Warin: [Article] Patterns of Specialization and (Un)conditional Convergence: The Cases of Brazil, China and India", Management International, 2014

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@article{hadengue2014[article],
  author = {Hadengue, Marine and Warin, Thierry},
  title = {Thierry Warin: [Article] Patterns of Specialization and (Un)conditional Convergence: The Cases of Brazil, China and India},
  journal = {Management International},
  year = {2014},
  note = {https://warin.ca/posts/article-patterns-convergence/},
  doi = {10.7202/1027869ar}
}