Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19307
Authors: 
Bräuninger, Michael
Niebuhr, Annekatrin
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
HWWA Discussion Paper 322
Abstract: 
We investigate the convergence process among EU regions between 1980-2002 taking into account the effects of spatial heterogeneity and spatial spillover effects. The spatial regimes model allows for different steady-state growth paths. In contrast to previous analyses, the regimes in this paper refer to spatial categories, i.e. we assume that agglomerations, urbanised and rural regions are characterised by group-specific steadystates. Moreover, the regression analysis considers the effects of interaction among neighbouring regions, possibly leading to a spatial dependence of regional growth rates. We check whether spatial dependence is caused by spatial spillovers or based on country effects.
Subjects: 
Convergence
agglomeration
European Union
spatial econometrics
quantile regression
JEL: 
O52
R11
C21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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