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dc.contributor.authorStephan, Andreasen_US
dc.contributor.authorHappich, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorGeppert, Kurten_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:26:08Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:26:08Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22101-
dc.description.abstractEconomic disparities between the regions of the European Union are of constantconcern both for policy and economic research. In this paper we examine whether there areoverlapping trends of regional development in the EU: overall convergence on the one hand andpersistent or even increasing spatial concentration (agglomeration) on the other. Kernel densityestimation, Markov chain analysis and cross-sectional regressions provide evidence thatconvergence of regional per-capita income in the EU15 has become considerably stronger in the1990s. The reduction of income disparities, however, is a phenomenon between nations but notbetween regions within the EU countries. European integration (and possibly European regionalpolicy) foster the catching-up of lagging countries but at the same time forces for agglomerationof economic activities tend to increase disparities within the EU member states. Obviously, theproductive advantages of spatial proximity do not vanish in the knowledge economy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aThe Postgraduate Research Programme working paper series / Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Graduiertenkolleg "Kapitalmärkte und Finanzwirtschaft im erweiterten Europa" |x2005,4en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRegional growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordagglomerationen_US
dc.subject.keywordMarkov chainsen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungskonvergenzen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Konzentrationen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Disparitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleRegional Disparities in the European Union: Convergence and Agglomerationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn497902524en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:euvgra:20054-

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