Agglomeration, Spatial Interaction and Convergence in the EU
Michael Bräuninger () and
No 26150, Discussion Paper Series from Hamburg Institute of International Economics
We investigate the convergence process among EU regions between 1980-2002 taking into account the effects of spatial heterogeneity and spatial spillover effects. The spatial regimes model allows for different steady-state growth paths. In contrast to previous analyses, the regimes in this paper refer to spatial categories, i.e. we assume that agglomerations, urbanised and rural regions are characterised by group-specific steadystates. Moreover, the regression analysis considers the effects of interaction among neighbouring regions, possibly leading to a spatial dependence of regional growth rates. We check whether spatial dependence is caused by spatial spillovers or based on country effects.
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Journal Article: Agglomeration, Spatial Interaction and Convergence in the EU (2008)
Working Paper: Agglomeration, Spatial Interaction and Convergence in the EU (2005)
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