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Convergence of productivity : cross-national studies and historical evidence

This collection of original articles reviews the current state of knowledge concerning the convergence hypothesis. This hypothesis asserts that, for a restricted set of countries, their productivity and living standards are undergoing a process that brings them increasingly close to one another. Among the factors considered are patterns of industries as well as aggregate economies, influences that underlie the degree of convergence that seems to have occurred, and the role that convergence plays in the future of the newly developed nations. Much of the analysis is set in historical perspective
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Oxford University Press, New York, ©1994
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ContributorsPart I. General Patterns of Convergence1: William J. Baumol, Richard R. Nelson, and Edward N. Wolf: Introduction: The Convergence of Productivity, Its Significance, and Its Varied Connotations2: Angus Maddison: Explaining the Economic Performance of Nations, 1820-19893: William J. Baumol: Multivariate Growth Patterns: Contagion and Common Forces as Possible Sources of Convergence4: Moses Abramovitz: Catch-up and Convergence in the Postwar Growth Boom and AfterPart II. Technological Leadership5: Richard R. Nelson and Gavin Wright: The Erosion of U.S. Technological Leadership as a Factor in Postwar Economic Convergence6: William Lazonick: Social Organization and Technological LeadershipPart III. What Lies Behind Convergence?7: David Dollar and Edward N. Wolff: Capital Intensity and TFP Convergence by Industry in Manufacturing, 1963-19858: Frank R. Lichtenberg: Have International Differences in Educational Attainment Levels Narrowed?9: Magnus Blomström, Robert E. Lipsey, and Mario Zejan: What Explains the Growth of Developing Contries?Part IV. The NICs and the LDCs10: Magnus Blomström and Edward N. Wolff: Multinational Corporations and Productivity Convergence in Mexico11: Takashi Hikino and Alice H. Amsden: Staying Behind, Stumbling Back, Sneaking Up, Soaring Ahead: Late Industrialization in Historical Perspective12: Gregory K. Ingram: Social Indicators and Productivity Convergence in Developing CountriesIndex
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