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Convergence of European regions (an approach by spatial econometrics)

Convergence des régions européennes (une approche par l'économétrie spatiale)

Catherine Baumont, Cem Ertur and Julie Le Gallo ()
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Catherine Baumont: LATEC - Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Techniques Economiques - UB - Université de Bourgogne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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Abstract: The aim of this paper is the analysis of spatial dependence in convergence processes applied to European regions. First, we apply the recently developed exploratory spatial data analysis (Anselin, 1996) in order to describe more precisely the geographical dynamics of European regional income growth patterns. New insights are brought to the usual cr-convergence measure, which hides geographical patterns that may fluctuate over time. Second, we test the presence of spatial autocorrelation in /^-convergence models by using spatial econometrics methods (Anselin, 1988 ; Anselin and Florax, 1995). We compare the results with and without spatial autocorrelation in order to assess the effect of geographic spillovers on regional growth.

Keywords: Spatial autocorrelation; Geographic spillover; Management economics; Economics; Economic theory; Exploratory spatial data analysis; Gestion; Economie; Management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
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Published in [Rapport de recherche] Laboratoire d'analyse et de techniques économiques(LATEC). 2000, 27 p., Graph, ref. bib. : 2 p

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