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Convergence of EU-regions: A literature report

Hans-Friedrich Eckey and Matthias Türck

No 80, Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge from University of Kassel, Faculty of Economics and Management

Abstract: Convergence studies are concerned with the question of whether poor economies catch-up to wealthier economies over time. The regional convergence process in Europe has generated considerable interest in recent years. Because of financial straits regional convergence is a central question, since important funds aim at diminishing disparities. There are many studies published recently dealing with this issue using different empirical approaches. Especially the β-convergence framework, which was introduced by Barro and Sala-i-Martin, is often used. This paper provides a critical review of the different approaches and summarizes the results. Altogether it can be stated that most models find a slow convergence - global or only referring to some regions (convergence clubs).

Keywords: Regional Convergence; Literature Report; Europe (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O41 R11 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005
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