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II. Convergence Test for one US industry (to be included in your project): 1. Select an industry

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2. Test whether states with low initial output (real GDP in 1997) in that sector grow tend to grow faster than states with high initial output for 1997-2017.

  • Growth is measured by Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR).
  • CAGR = (Ending value / Beginning value) ^ (1/n) – 1
  • where ending value is real GDP in 2017, beginning value is real GDP in 1997, and n is 20years.