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SEMINAR: Economics Research Seminar

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Today's date is Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Economics Research Seminar : Growth and the Bright City Lights: Convergence and Divergence Across Indian Districts Other events...
Abstract

We use a new data set of district level data to estimate growth and convergence rates across the 575 Indian districts. We find that there is absolute divergence of income levels across districts. We then develop a simple extension of the standard convergence model that incorporates gravity model effects, to capture the remoteness of some districts from the major metropolitan centers. We find that the distance between a district and its closest metropolitan center is a very important factor in explaining differences in growth rates and income levels across districts.
Speaker(s) Winthrop Professor Peter Robertson (UWA)
Location BUNS:101 Business School Case Study Room
Contact Ishita Chatterjee <[email protected]> : 6488 5654
Start Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:00
End Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:00
Submitted by Anna Wiechecki <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:32
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