Modeling parameter heterogeneity in cross-country regression models
SourceFrontiers of Economics and Globalization
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We employ various local generalizations of the Solow growth model that model parameter heterogeneity using adult literacy rates and life expectancy at birth. The model takes the form of a semiparametric varying coefficient model along the lines of Hastie and Tibshirani (1993). The empirical results show substantial parameter heterogeneity in the cross-country growth process, a finding that is consistent with the presence of multiple steady-state equilibria and the emergence of convergence clubs. © 2011 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.