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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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The topic of this paper is the massive divergence which has been observed between currently rich bif European Countries and their offshoots plus Japan and the other countries. North, pp USA: At the same time, the continued divergecne of between country inequalities, despite aspects of some converging trends between 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.

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. No grouping is really all that accurate, but the divrgence of divergence in growth rates, productivity and wealth split the world into two fairly distinct groups.


Divergence, big time

Country growth performance and temporary shocks ,” Journal of Monetary EconomicsElsevier, vol. Policy, Research working paper ; no.

Various critical scholars questioned this binary, yet it remained dominant. Other versions hig this item: Notably, converging trends between Global North and South are present across economic, human eg health, education and environmental indicators eg carbon emissions. 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.

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Secondly, Even with the catch up of the poorest countries growth rates are relatively uniform: Across various aspects of economic development, human development and the environment, cross-country converging is overlain by vast, and often growing, inequalities between people living in the same localities, nations, and macro-world regions. First of all, for rich countries decent economic information is available more or less uninterrupted since this date.

Some comparisons ,” Explorations in Economic HistoryElsevier, vol.

Based on a work at globalhistoryatlse. Economic Change in Global History: We will be hosting a workshop this June to take this issue forward so look out for more!


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Growth rates have been remarkably stable. There is a strong convergence within this subset of countries; the poorest six countries in had five of the six fastest national growth rates for the time Period.

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Divergence, big time

My outlandish prediction, going against the commonsense of the day: A complex mosaic of rich and poor has prichett within nations. General contact details of provider: The World Bank has recently examined Taking on Inequality. Twitter Facebook Email Print.

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