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dc.contributor.authorPaas, Tiiuen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchlitte, Frisoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:57:42Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:57:42Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19384-
dc.description.abstractThis paper deals with the development of regional income disparities and convergence processes in the countries of the European Union. Overall, 861 regions – mainly at the regional level NUTS-3 – of the EU enlarged in May 2004 are analysed for the period 1995 - 2003. We use the two classical concepts of s – and ß-convergence. Furthermore, spatial econometric methods were applied in order to identify existing spatial interaction and to control effects of spatial autocorrelation. The analyses show that poorer regions mainly situated in the European periphery have tended to grow faster than the relatively rich European core regions. However, this catching-up process has been painfully slow and it has been driven mainly by national factors. Particularly, national growth rates in the new member states have been dominated by very dynamic metropolitan areas that had experienced relatively high income levels already at the outset in 1995. As a consequence, in the course of a general catching-up process, regional disparities within the new member countries have increased.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHWWA Discussion Paper 355en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.jelC21en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordregional inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordconvergenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordEU-25en_US
dc.subject.keywordregional interactionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordspatial econometricsen_US
dc.titleRegional Income Inequality and Convergence Processes in the EU-25en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn521352339en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:hwwadp:355-
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