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Zahra Mila Elmi

Academic rank: Professor
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Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
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Phone: 09112153929

Research

Title
Which Countries are Catching up? New Evidences Using Flexible Fourier Stationary Test
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Convergence Hypothesis, Catching up Hypothesis, Time Series Model, Flexible Fourier Stationary Test.
Year
2013
Journal Iranian Economic Review
DOI
Researchers Omid Ranjbar ، Zahra Mila Elmi

Abstract

in this paper, we tested the catching up hypothesis toward USA using Becker et al. (2006) flexible Fourier KPSS stationary test over the period 1960-2009. The mentioned test could control for unknown number and form of structural breaks using a selected frequency component of a Fourier function. Our results show almost poor countries stay poor and almost rich countries stay rich. South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Malaysia and China could escape lag deadlock and the countries like Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d`Ivoire, the Gambia, Guinea, Haiti, Kenya, Rwanda, and Senegal diverged from USA and moved into poverty trap.