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The Core-Periphery Pattern. Methods to Measure the Peripherality


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  • Horodnic Adrian Vasile

    (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi)

  • Mazilu Sorin

    (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi)

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    The subject considered (e.g. dividing a country into a developed center and a periphery underdeveloped) was the subject of early researches in regional development. This paper aims to present the studies from the literature undertaken in the domain of a center-periphery structure. In the first part of the paper are brought into discussion some clarification on the term “peripherality”. The paper continues with a brief presentation of the core-periphery pattern developed by Krugman and reviewing the improvements to the pattern. Also, this paper brought into discussion the main methods to measure the peripherality. As a conclusion it is emphasized the usefulness of an economical approach for peripherality that can lead to the development of a composite index for measuring the peripherality.

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    Article provided by Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences in its journal Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series.

    Volume (Year): XI (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (May)
    Pages: 948-954

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    Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:948-954

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    Keywords: peripherality; core-periphery; core-periphery pattern; indicators for measuring the peripherality.;

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