Alvarez-Dias, Marcos D'Hombres, Beatrice Ghisetti, Claudia Pontarollo, Nicola Dijkstra, Lewis
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JRC Working Papers in Economics and Finance No. 2018/10
This report studies population dynamics in Europe. Its purpose is threefold. First, the report offers a literature review of the main drivers of population growth. Second, an empirical analysis is carried out in order to unveil the determinants of population growth in EU sub-regions (NUTS3 level) over the period 2000-2010. Spatial econometrics is employed to account for spatial dependence among neighbouring regions. Third, the existing evidence on the long-run relationship between economic and population growth is discussed, followed by an empirical assessment of the relationship between these two aggregates in Europe over the period 1960-2010. Time-series econometric tools are used for this analysis. The main findings of both the literature reviews and empirical analyses are discussed, along with their implications and future extensions.
population dynamics population growth spatial econometrics time-series econometrics spatial dependence regional development