Catching-up and innovation in high and low income countries
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- Department of Economics 
The study utilizes a variant of the Malmquist Productivity Index computed by nonparametric linear programming techniques to empirically investigate the catching-up hypothesis for a group of high- and low-income countries. The results show that the countries with low initial per capita income levels catch up at a faster rate while countries with relatively high income depend more on technological progress for their productivity increases.
Taskin, F., & Zaim, O. (1997). Catching-up and innovation in high-and low-income countries. Economics letters, 54(1), 93-100.