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SPATIAL AND SECTORAL PRODUCTIVITY CONVERGENCE BETWEEN EUROPEAN REGIONS, 1975-2000

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

Urban/Regional from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper analyzes the evolution of labor productivity disparities among 145 European regions over 1975-2000 according to the concepts of ƒã- and ƒÒ-convergence and emphasizes the importance of including spatial effects and a disaggregated analysis at a sectoral level. We detect a significant -convergence only in aggregate labor productivity and in the services sectors among peripheral regions. We also show that omitting spatial effects leads to biased measures of -convergence. We then estimate a pooled -convergence model including spatial autocorrelation and sectoral differentiation. The results indicate that disparities in productivity levels between core and peripheral regions persist by vary by sector.

Keywords: convergence; spatial econometrics; labor productivity; sectoral approach (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O52 R11 R15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
Date: 2005-03-16
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eec, nep-eff, nep-geo and nep-ure
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Journal Article: Spatial and sectoral productivity convergence between European regions, 1975–2000* (2008) Downloads
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