Convergence of Per Capita Output Levels Across Regions of Bangladesh, 1982-97

Author/Editor:

Akhtar Akhtar Hossain

Publication Date:

June 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

Free Full text (PDF file size is 1379 KB).Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

Disclaimer: This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF.The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate

Summary:

This paper has examined the phenomenon of convergence of per capita output levels across regions of Bangladesh during 1982–97. The main finding is that most of the regions of Bangladesh experienced strong convergence of per capita output levels during 1982–91. There are two other findings within the domain of convergence. First, a few poorer regions of the country did not demonstrate any output convergence for the full or part of the sample period. Second, no evidence has been found for regional convergence of per capita output levels during 1991–97 that coincided with opening up the economy.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/121

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451854374/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1212000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

Please address any questions about this title to publications@imf.org