The Problem of the Catch-Up Effect and Post-Crises Economic Growth in the World Leading Countries
Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 97-104, 2015
12 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2016
Date Written: 2015
The direct comparisons of economic growth by countries are not constructive due to the catch-up effect. For measuring the economic development of different countries, the indicators of appropriate gross domestic products per capita are used. The paper proposes the hypothesis of proportional overlap for the catch-up effect. The paper also contains proof of an invariance theorem. After the adjustment for the catch-up effect of the economic growth ratios, the World leading countries in economic growth are Australia, the U.S., Canada and Saudi Arabia.
Keywords: Economic Growth, Catch-Up Effect, G20 Countries, Economic Development
JEL Classification: O47, O57
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