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The Growth Performances of the GB Counties: Some New Empirical Evidence for 1977-1993

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Roberts M. (2004) The growth performances of the GB counties: some new empirical evidence for 1977-1993, Reg. Studies 38, 149-165. This paper presents an empirical analysis of the growth performances of the GB counties between the late 1970s and early 1990s. Most notable amongst the findings is that there existed an X-shaped cluster of counties centred on Buckinghamshire that performed particularly well in the 1980s. The existence of this cluster explains the σ divergence combined with a lack of absolute β convergence found to exist in the data set. These findings are argued to be most consistent with a cumulative causation perspective of the regional growth process operating in the context of specific policy and technology regimes.

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Volume (Year): 38 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 149-165

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Keywords: GB counties; Clusters; Convergence; Cumulative causation; Comtes de la Grande-Bretagne; Regroupements; Convergence; Causalite cumulee; Grafschaften des Vereinigten Konigreichs; Cluster; Konvergenz; Kumulative Ursache; Condados britanicos; Clusters; Convergencia; Causalidad cumulativa;

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  1. Paul Bishop & Peter Gripaios, 2005. "Patterns Of Persistence And Mobility In Gdp Per Head Across Gb Counties," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 96(5), pages 529-540, December.
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  3. Maria ABREU & Henri L.F. DE GROOT & Raymond J.G.M. FLORAX, 2005. "Space And Growth: A Survey Of Empirical Evidence And Methods," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 21, pages 13-44.
  4. Paul Bishop, 2008. "Diversity and employment growth in sub-regions of Great Britain," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(14), pages 1105-1109.
  5. Patacchini, Eleonora & Rice, Patricia, 2005. "Geography and economic performance: exploratory spatial data analysis for Great Britain," Discussion Paper Series In Economics And Econometrics 0602, Economics Division, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton.
  6. Rosa Bernadini Papalia & Silvia Bertarelli, 2013. "Identification and Estimation of Club Convergence Models with Spatial Dependence," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 37(6), pages 2094-2115, November.
  7. Melanie Rapino & Benjamin Spaulding & Dean M. Hanink, 2006. "Have Per Capita Earnings and Income Converged across New England?," Growth and Change, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, vol. 37(4), pages 620-637.

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