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dc.contributor.authorGeppert, Kurten_US
dc.contributor.authorHappich, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorStephan, Andreasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:43:03Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:43:03Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18376-
dc.description.abstractEconomic disparities between the regions of the European Union are of constant concern both for policy and economic research. In this paper we examine whether there are overlapping trends of regional development in the EU: overall convergence on the one hand and persistent or even increasing spatial concentration (agglomeration) on the other. Kernel density estimation, Markov chain analysis and cross-sectional regressions provide evidence that convergence of regional per-capita income in the EU15 has become considerably stronger in the 1990s. The reduction of income disparities, however, is a phenomenon between nations but not between regions within the EU countries. European integration (and possibly European regional policy) foster the catching-up of lagging countries but at the same time forces for agglomeration of economic activities tend to increase disparities within the EU member states. Obviously, the productive advantages of spatial proximity do not vanish in the knowledge economy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW Discussion Papers |x525en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_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.ppn504314688en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp525en_US

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