Agglomeration, Spatial Interaction and Convergence in the EU
Michael Bräuninger () and
No 322, HWWA Discussion Papers from Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA)
We investigate the convergence process among EU regions between 1980-2002 taking into account the effects of spatial heterogeneity and spatial spillover effects. The spatial regimes model allows for different steady-state growth paths. In contrast to previous analyses, the regimes in this paper refer to spatial categories, i.e. we assume that agglomerations, urbanised and rural regions are characterised by group-specific steadystates. Moreover, the regression analysis considers the effects of interaction among neighbouring regions, possibly leading to a spatial dependence of regional growth rates. We check whether spatial dependence is caused by spatial spillovers or based on country effects.
Keywords: Convergence; agglomeration; European Union; spatial econometrics; quantile regression (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O52 R11 C21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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