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dc.contributor.authorEckey, Hans-Friedrichen_US
dc.contributor.authorDreger, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorTürck, Matthiasen_US
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.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIW-Diskussionspapiere 631en_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
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