This paper aims to test the existence of different growth regimes, that is of different relationships between growth rate and income level. We propose a simple nonlinear growth model and test its empirical implications by estimating Markov transition matrices and stochastic kernels. We show that growth is indeed nonlinear: a first phase of slow or zero growth is followed by a take-off and, finally, by a phase of deceleration. We discuss the relevance of these results with respect to the issue of convergence and reversibility of development, in the light of models of structural change and technological diffusion.
|Autori:||FIASCHI D; LAVEZZI A.M|
|Titolo:||Nonlinear Economic Growth: Some Theory and Cross-Country Evidence|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jdeveco.2005.10.007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|