The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Convergence Hypothesis

  • P. J. D. Wiles
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This is the doctrine that the Soviet Union and ‘similar countries’ are becoming and will further become socially and economically similar to the United States and other advanced capitalist countries; or the other way round – so that eventually in either case political differences, and thus foreign policy tensions, will also disappear.

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  • P. J. D. Wiles
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