Time series and spatial interaction: An alternative method to detect converging clusters
Matthias Koch () and
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In this paper an attempt is made to assess the hypothesis of regional club-convergence, using a spatial panel analysis combined with B-Splines. In this context, a â€˜convergence-club' is conceived as a group of regions that in the long-run move towards steady-state equilibrium, approximated in terms of the average per-capita income. Using data for the US states over the period 1929-2005, a pattern of club-convergence is detected. The 'cluster' of converging states is rather limited and a strong spatial component is detected.
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