Quantitative Identification of Middle-Income Trap

  •  Khaled Mohammed Alqahtani    


In this research, the growth collapse experienced by 119 economic entities in the world from 1950 to 2010 is quantitatively analyzed. And the objective existence of the middle-income trap is proved from a statistical perspective. On this basis, the existing identification methods of middle-income trap are evaluated and revised. In addition, the late-developing economic entities that have been caught in the middle-income trap in history and the duration of the trap are identified, thus providing several policy references and guidance to step-over the middle-income trap.

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