Economics at your fingertips  

European Regional Convergence in a Human Capital Augmented Solow Model

Hans-Friedrich Eckey, Christian Dreger and Matthias Türck

No 631, Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin from DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research

Abstract: In this paper, the process of productivity convergence is investigated for the enlarged European Union using regional (NUTS-2) data. The Solow model extended by human capital is employed as a workhorse. Alternative strategies are proposed to control for spatial effects. All specifications confirm the presence of convergence with an annual speed between 3 and 3.5 percent towards regional steady states. Furthermore, a geographically weighted regression approach indicates a wide variation in the speed of convergence across the regions, where a higher speed is striking in particular in France and the UK. Clusters of convergence can be identified, where regions with high convergence also have high initial income levels.

Keywords: Solow model; regional convergence; spatial lags; spatial filtering (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 O47 R11 R15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 p.
Date: 2006
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu, nep-eec, nep-eff, nep-geo and nep-hrm
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5)

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: European regional convergence in a human capital augmented Solow model (2006) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin from DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Bibliothek ().

Page updated 2024-07-15
Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp631