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Convergence across Spanish provinces: Cross-section and pairwise evidence (2012)
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Webber, D. J., White, P., Minondo, A., & Allen, D. O. (2012). Convergence across Spanish provinces: Cross-section and pairwise evidence

Distribution free statistics are employed to investigate biennial income per capita convergence across 52 Spanish provinces over the period 1955-1997. Based upon ideas of concordance and discordance that capture convergence and divergence properties,... Read More about Convergence across Spanish provinces: Cross-section and pairwise evidence.

Testing for a structural change of gradient in regression modelling (2010)
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White, P., Webber, D. J., & Helvin, A. (2010). Testing for a structural change of gradient in regression modelling

We present a “broken stick” method to model structural changes of gradient in a regression model. The assessment of the statistical significance of the nodes in the model is assessed using bootstrap techniques. The method is illustrated using output... Read More about Testing for a structural change of gradient in regression modelling.

Productivity and proximity (2010)
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Webber, D. J., & White, P. (2010). Productivity and proximity

Labour productivity is known to be higher in the presence of agglomeration economies. This paper presents an analysis of the shape of the relationship between labour productivity and the distance between the firm and the region’s central business dis... Read More about Productivity and proximity.

An alternative test to check the validity of convergence results (2009)
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Webber, D. J., & White, P. (2009). An alternative test to check the validity of convergence results. Applied Economics Letters, 16(18), 1825-1829. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504850701719579

This article presents a simple method for identifying distributional dynamic properties of economies using the ideas of concordance and discordance. It can be employed to examine the strength and validity of the results of other methods. The method h... Read More about An alternative test to check the validity of convergence results.

A statistical development of fixed odds betting rules in soccer (2009)
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Milliner, I., White, P., & Webber, D. J. (2009). A statistical development of fixed odds betting rules in soccer

Two simple but seemingly profitable betting rules for betting on the away win in association football are developed. One rule is consistent with avoiding those games in which there is a clear favourite. The second rule is based directly on modellin... Read More about A statistical development of fixed odds betting rules in soccer.

Convergence towards a steady-state distribution (2007)
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Webber, D. J., & White, P. (2007). Convergence towards a steady-state distribution. Economics Letters, 94(3), 338-341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2006.08.015

The convergence literature frequently presupposes some unidentified steady-state distribution. This paper presents a new method to identify the presence and rate of convergence to a steady-state distribution. The method is illustrated with applicatio... Read More about Convergence towards a steady-state distribution.

Income convergence across U.S. States: An analysis using measures of concordance and discordance (2005)
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Webber, D. J., White, P., & Allen, D. O. (2005). Income convergence across U.S. States: An analysis using measures of concordance and discordance. Journal of Regional Science, 45(3), 565-589. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-4146.2005.00384.x

This paper presents methods to analyze convergence in cross-sectional data collected over time using distribution free statistics that are not sensitive to the magnitudes involved. Measures of concordance and discordance are employed in the empirical... Read More about Income convergence across U.S. States: An analysis using measures of concordance and discordance.

Regional factor price convergence across four major European countries (2003)
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Webber, D. J., & White, P. (2003). Regional factor price convergence across four major European countries. Regional Studies, 37(8), 773-782. https://doi.org/10.1080/0034340032000128703

Neo-classical growth models predict that the free movement of goods and factors will result in the spatial convergence of output and an ensuing convergence of factor prices. Based on distribution free statistics, this paper presents an empirical exam... Read More about Regional factor price convergence across four major European countries.