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Title:Convergence of EU-regions: a literature report PDF Logo
Authors:Eckey, Hans-Friedrich
Türck, Matthias
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 80
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 ?-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).
Subjects:Regional Convergence
Literature Report
Europe
JEL:O41
R11
R12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge, Universität Kassel

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