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  • George Petrakos

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    (Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, 38334 Volos, Greece)

  • Yiannis Saratsis

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    (Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, 38334 Volos, Greece)

Abstract

This article examines regional inequalities in Greece, on the basis of $\sigma$-convergence and $\beta$-convergence analysis and shows that they were reduced in the 1970s and the 1980s. Regression analysis indicates that regional inequalities have a pro-cyclical character, increasing in periods of economic expansion and decreasing in periods of economic recession. It also indicates that the structure of local industry, the process of EU integration, the quality of human capital and the existence of resources suitable for the development of tourism are among the factors affecting regional growth.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 79 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 57-74

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Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:79:y:2000:i:1:p:57-74

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Keywords: Regional inequalities; Greece; convergence;

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  1. Stella Karoulia & Eleni Gaki, 2013. "The impact of economic crisis on Greek regions and the importance of regional resilience," ERSA conference papers ersa13p1015, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Metaxas, Theodore, 2008. "Τοπική Οικονομκή Ανάπτυξη, Ιδιαίτερα Χαρακτηριστικά Πόλεων, Πολιτικές Ανάπτυξης Και Ανταγωνιστικότητα Επιχ," MPRA Paper 41609, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Eric Strobl, & Salvador Barrios, 2006. "The dynamics of regional inequalities," Working Papers 2006-01, FEDEA.
  4. Martí, Luisa & Puertas, Rosa & Fernández, J. Ismael, 2011. "Industrial productivity and convergence in Chinese regions: The effects of entering the world trade organisation," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 128-141, April.
  5. Stefano Magrini & Margherita Gerolimetto & Hasan Engin Duran, 2011. "Distortions in Cross-Sectional Convergence Analysis when the Aggregate Business Cycle is Incomplete," Working Papers 2011_07, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
  6. Mark V. JANIKAS & Sergio J. REY, 2005. "Spatial Clustering, Inequality And Income Convergence," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 21, pages 45-64.

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