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The Determinants of Population Growth: Literature review and empirical analysis

Marcos Alvarez-Dias (), Béatrice d'Hombres (), Claudia Ghisetti (), Nicola Pontarollo () and Lewis Dijkstra ()
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Marcos Alvarez-Dias: European Commission - JRC,
Lewis Dijkstra: European Commission,

No 2018-10, Working Papers from Joint Research Centre, European Commission (Ispra site)

Abstract: This report studies population dynamics in Europe. Its purpose is threefold. First, the report offers a literature review of the main drivers of population growth. Second, an empirical analysis is carried out in order to unveil the determinants of population growth in EU sub-regions (NUTS3 level) over the period 2000-2010. Spatial econometrics is employed to account for spatial dependence among neighbouring regions. Third, the existing evidence on the long-run relationship between economic and population growth is discussed, followed by an empirical assessment of the relationship between these two aggregates in Europe over the period 1960-2010. Time-series econometric tools are used for this analysis. The main findings of both the literature reviews and empirical analyses are discussed, along with their implications and future extensions.

Keywords: population dynamics; population growth; spatial econometrics; time-series econometrics; spatial dependence; regional development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 J11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 114 pages
Date: 2018-11
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Published by Publications office of the European Union, 2018

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