Convergence Hypothesis: Some Dynamics and Explanations of Agricultural Growth across Indian States

In the recent years there has been considerable emphasis on understanding the regional dimensions of economic growth in India within the convergence implications of neoclassical growth paradigm. The study has tested the convergence hypothesis in per capita agricultural output and foodgrains productivity across the major 15 states of India. During 1971-2007, Indian states have exhibited sigma divergence in per capita agricultural output. The study on relationship between initial foodgrain output and growth rates has shown a divergence pattern rather than convergence during 1971-1988, and we could observe a weak convergence during 1988-2007.


Issue Date:
2011-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/118228
Published in:
Agricultural Economics Research Review, Volume 24, Number 2
Page range:
211-216
Total Pages:
6
JEL Codes:
Q1; Q10; Q18




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