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Christos Emmanouilides and Panos Fousekis
''Non-Linear Catching-up and Long-Run Convergence in the Agricultural Productivity of US States''
( 2009, Vol. 29 No.1 )
This note investigates convergence of agricultural total factor productivity (TFP) for 48 contiguous states in the US. This is carried out using a recently developed methodology which allows for a clear delineation between catching-up and long-run convergence as well as for the presence of non-linearity in TFP differentials. According to the empirical results, the state TFP dynamics are predominantly long-run converging.
Keywords: Productivity
JEL: Q1 - Agriculture: General
C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General
Manuscript Received : Dec 03 2008 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 23 2009

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