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Convergence among EU Regions (1990-2001): Quality of National Institutions and "Objective 1" Status

Francisco Torres (), Miguel de Freitas () and Filipa Pereira
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Filipa Pereira: Departamento de Economia e Gestão Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro

No 4, Working Papers de Economia (Economics Working Papers) from Departamento de Economia, Gestão e Engenharia Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro

Abstract: This article focuses on convergence in terms of output per working-age person across regions in the European Union for the period 1990-2001. Controlling for the quality of national institutions, we investigate whether the status of “objective 1” region improves the speed of convergence as compared to what would be expected, given the regions’ initial conditions. We find evidence of conditional convergence among EU regions, with the quality of national institutions having a positive impact, but no evidence on a correlation between the eligibility for objective 1 and faster convergence.

Keywords: Convergence; economic growth; European Union; institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O40 O52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
Date: 2003-10
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