Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87119
Authors: 
Bianchi, Carluccio
Menegatti, Mario
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni di Dipartimento, EPMQ, Università degli Studi di Pavia 172
Abstract: 
This paper tests for the existence of neoclassical and/or technological catching up between the Italian regions in the last three decades. The tests are performed by means of a modified b-convergence equation and of a model based on the decomposition of output growth. The results imply that while the neoclassical convergence mechanism occurred, the technological one failed. The paper also provides a possible explanation for these results and analyses their policy implications, suggesting that a complete convergence between the Italian regions may be achieved only by promoting technological transfers and by increasing research expenditure in backward regions.
Subjects: 
convergence
catching up
TFP
Italian regions
JEL: 
O41
O47
O49
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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