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Evaluating the temporal and the spatial heterogeneity of the European convergence process, 1980-1999

Julie Le Gallo () and Sandy Dall'erba ()

Urban/Regional from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: In this paper, we suggest a general framework that allows testing simultaneously for temporal heterogeneity, spatial heterogeneity and spatial autocorrelation in beta-convergence models. Based on a sample of 145 European regions over the 1980-1999 period, we estimate a Seemingly Unrelated Regression model with spatial regimes and spatial autocorrelation for two sub-periods: 1980-1989 and 1989-1999. The assumption of temporal independence between the two periods is rejected and the estimation results highlight the presence of spatial error autocorrelation in both sub-periods and spatial instability in the second sub-period, indicating the formation of a convergence club between the peripheral regions of the European Union.

Keywords: beta-convergence models; spatial autocorrelation; convergence clubs; temporal instability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 O52 R11 R15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004-01-23
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Journal Article: Evaluating the Temporal and Spatial Heterogeneity of the European Convergence Process, 1980–1999* (2006) Downloads
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Working Paper: Evaluating the temporal and spatial heterogeneity of the European convergence process: 1980-1999 (2006)
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