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dc.contributor.authorEckey, Hans-Friedrichen_US
dc.contributor.authorDreger, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorTürck, Matthiasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:47:43Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:47:43Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18524-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, the process of productivity convergence is investigated for the enlarged European Union using regional (NUTS-2) data. The Solow model extended by human capital is employed as a workhorse. Alternative strategies are proposed to control for spatial effects. All specifications confirm the presence of convergence with an annual speed between 3 and 3.5 percent towards regional steady states. Furthermore, a geographically weighted regression approach indicates a wide variation in the speed of convergence across the regions, where a higher speed is striking in particular in France and the UK. Clusters of convergence can be identified, where regions with high convergence also have high initial income levels.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIW-Diskussionspapiere 631en_US
dc.subject.jelO47en_US
dc.subject.jelR15en_US
dc.subject.jelC21en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSolow modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordregional convergenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordspatial lagsen_US
dc.subject.keywordspatial filteringen_US
dc.titleEuropean Regional Convergence in a Human Capital Augmented Solow Modelen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn519882601en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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