Total factor productivity convergence across the Kazakh regions

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Abstract

This article examines total factor productivity (TFP) convergence across the regions of Kazakhstan over the period of 1997–2013. Using a growth accounting methodology we found that the average level of TFP fell by almost 40% over the period under consideration. Several panel unit root tests confirm that the whole set of Kazakh regions and the group of non-oil regions converged in terms of TFP, while the group of oil-rich regions diverged. This result explains sigma-divergence of the GRP per capita across the regions of Kazakhstan by divergence in capital intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-197
Number of pages16
JournalPost-Communist Economies
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 3 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • capital
  • convergence
  • economic growth
  • labour
  • region
  • Total factor productivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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