Paper: Models of Regional Growth

18 11 2011

Image of yellow starAuthor: Richard Harris, University of Glasgow

Full title: Models of Regional Growth: Past, Present and Future

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Conference paper: Models of Regional Growth

The two commentaries in response to Prof. Harris’ paper are by Mark Roberts, University of Cambridge, and Stefano Usai, University of Cagliari.

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19 11 2011
Muhammad Anees

As a student of Development Economics and Economic Growth, it sometimes come to mind as using single country data (time series data) to capture its growth process compared to multiple countries (cross sectional data and panel data). Now question arises if models suggested can be distributed as estimable using time series data for a single county compared or models estimable using cross sectional or panel data. If we use time series country specific information could be incorporated into the models and hence efficient estimate of model be expected but as much as limited knowledge is concerned such estimations has its perils and prospects. Similar estimating models from cross sectional data or panel data lacks the above country specific information (more relevant to the country only), hene presumably ineffecient estimate of the growth model for a country in consideration, as the model is not based on the information for the country as it uses data for multiple countries to estimate the mode. Now what to do? Use time series data for estimation using country specific information (specific historical experiences of the country, more useful to be used) with perils for estimation of such models. Will estimated models from corss sectional and panel data be applicable equally to all countries, ignoring country specific conditions and environmens? Please help us to rectify such issues to estimate models of growth for single country cases.

20 11 2011
Seyoum Chane

I had a same problem while using a growth model using timeseries data to formulate for my country , Ethiopia. though I have estimated the model, some of the variables I used didnot reflect the theroetical interpratations. Any way , the literaturature survey and and the analysis I I made was very good that I am looking for further chance to make a model when I get information from this type of conferences.




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