Divergence, Big Time. The basic fact of modern economic history is massive absolute divergence in the. Lant Pritchett distribution of incomes across countries . Suggested Citation. Pritchett, Lant, “Divergence, big time,” Policy Research Working Paper Series , The World Bank. Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps. Lant Pritchett (): Divergence, Bigtime The main purpose of Pritchett is to document “divergence.” There is one group of countries–broadly.

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Divergence, big time English Abstract Recently, much attention has been paid in the literature on economic growth to the phenomenon of “conditional convergence,” the tendencies of economies with lower-level incomes to grow faster, conditional on their rate of factor accumulation.

Evidence and theories of regional growth and convergence ,” European Economic ReviewElsevier, vol. This allows to link your profile to this item. This site uses cookies. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

There is a strong convergence within this subset of countries; the poorest six countries in had five of the six fastest laht growth rates for the time Period.

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Divergence, big time

Recently, much attention has been paid in the literature on economic growth to the phenomenon of “conditional convergence,” the tendencies of economies with lower-level incomes to grow faster, conditional on their pritchettt of factor accumulation.

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If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the “citations” tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation. The topic of this paper is the massive divergence which has been observed between currently rich countries European Countries and their offshoots plus Japan and the other countries.

Google Buzz Stumble Upon Delicious. The author shows that to draw reasonable inferences about whether incomes have converged or diverged does not require historical estimates of per capita income as a plausible lower limit for historical per capita incomes pritchhett with estimates of current income diverbence poor countries places a binding constraint on their historical growth rates.

The period discussed is that since s. The author documents that, regardless of conditional convergence, perhaps the basic fact of modern economic history is massive absolute divergence in the ibg of incomes across countries. Help us Corrections Found an error or omission?

Divergence, big time

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At the same time, the continued extent of between country inequalities, despite aspects of some converging trends idvergence North and South as two aggregate groups, means that an interest in addressing such inequalities — the historical focus of international development — cannot be abandoned or ignored. When requesting a correction, please mention this item’s handle: There is a paucity of data for historically poor for a variety of obvious reasons.

You can help correct errors and omissions. Economic Change in Global History: There has been no obvious acceleration of growth in most developing countries, either relatively or absolutely, and no reversal in divergence. I usually write here: Summer,pp. The five richest in had the five slowest growth rates.


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Notify me of new posts via email. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. Thirdly, although there has been substantial variation over time there has been no substantial acceleration of growth rates over time. No grouping is really all that accurate, but the theme of divergence in growth rates, productivity and wealth split the world into two fairly distinct groups.

Secondly, Even with the catch up of the poorest countries growth rates are relatively uniform: The World Bank has recently examined Taking on Inequality.

General contact details of provider: Notably, converging trends labt Global North and South are present across economic, human eg health, education and environmental indicators eg carbon emissions. Almost nothing that is true about the growth rates of developed countries is true of that for developing countries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. It is also vital to pay attention to the shifting geography of these changes. Converging trends at a global level, along with more localised divergence, challenge many of the key aspects of dominant ideas about development — including its spatial reference and nomenclature, the meaning of development, as well as the orientation of development assistance.

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