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 World Bank declared in April that it will no longer distinguish between developed and developing countries in its annual World Development Indicators.

Join 14 other followers. Converging trends at a global level, along with more localised divergence, challenge many of the key aspects of dominant ideas about development — including its spatial reference and nomenclature, the meaning of development, as well as the orientation of development assistance.

Corrections All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. From international to global development? Country growth performance and temporary shocks ,” Journal of Monetary EconomicsElsevier, vol.

Secondly, Even with the catch up of the poorest countries growth rates are relatively uniform: When requesting a correction, please mention this item’s handle: The author shows that to draw reasonable inferences about whether incomes have converged or diverged does not require historical estimates of per capita income as a plausible lower limit for historical per capita incomes combined with estimates of current income in poor countries places a binding constraint on their historical growth rates.


Evans formally tested the hypothesis that the growth rates of European countries and their offshoots not Japan were equal in the period and could not reject it. Bairoch argues that developed countries and developing countries were largely economically equal as late asthis implies and even more startling era of divergence since.

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There are a number of countries catching up and growing at historically unprecedented rates Korea, Taiwan, etcbut manuy continue to stagnate and some have even regressed i.

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By continuing to lajt this website, you agree to their use. Pre-Modern Paths of Growth: General contact details of provider: Branko Milanovic and John Roemer have suggested that many people make perceptions of their welfare in relation to those in greater spatial proximity. August 22, 2 Comments.

Some comparisons ,” Explorations in Economic HistoryElsevier, vol. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at leftoutsideblog[at]googlemail[dot]com. A complex mosaic of rich and poor has evolved within nations. Economic Change in Glbal History: De Long, J Bradford, Arguably addressing global inequalities, both between and within countries, regions and North and South, must play a central role in development.

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North, pp USA: First of all, for rich countries decent economic information is available more or less uninterrupted since this date. Divergence, big time English Abstract Recently, much attention has been paid in the literature on tiem 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.

Help us Corrections Found an error or omission? Inequality expert, Thomas Piketty, has suggested in relation to income that: Various critical scholars questioned this binary, yet it remained dominant. At the same divergende, the continued extent of between country inequalities, despite aspects of some converging trends between North and South as two aggregate groups, means that an interest in diveggence such inequalities — the historical focus of international development — cannot be abandoned or ignored.

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