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Are regional incomes in Malaysia converging?

Abdullah, Adbul Jabbar, Doucouliagos, Hristos and Manning, Elizabeth 2015, Are regional incomes in Malaysia converging?, Papers in regional science, vol. 94, Supplement S1, pp. S69-S94, doi: 10.1111/pirs.12105.

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Title Are regional incomes in Malaysia converging?
Author(s) Abdullah, Adbul Jabbar
Doucouliagos, Hristos
Manning, Elizabeth
Journal name Papers in regional science
Volume number 94
Season Supplement S1
Start page S69
End page S94
Total pages 27
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-11
ISSN 1056-8190
1435-5957
Keyword(s) Economic development
Malaysian states
O11
O15
Regional inequality
Spatial spillovers
Summary This paper analyses patterns in regional inequality within and between Malaysia's 14 states, drawing upon estimates of Kuznets/Williamson curves, σ- and β-convergence and spatial spillovers. The path of regional inequality contradicts Kuznets predictions. Regional inequality initially fell but has subsequently risen with further economic development. While Malaysian governments have been successful at reducing poverty, they have been unable to curtail regional inequality in the long run. © 2014 The Author(s).
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/pirs.12105
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio Economic Objective 910103 Economic Growth
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30069607

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