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Growth, convergence and (why not?) regional externalities

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  • Esther Vaya Valcarce
  • Enrique Lopez Bazo
  • Manuel Artis Ortuno

    (Universitat de Barcelona)

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This paper considers the effects of regional externalities in economic growth. We define two types of regional spillovers: demand-driven and supply-driven. Both types seem to be significantly positive and the results show how the omission of these effects in a growth equation may downward bias the estimated rate of convergence by assingning the effect of regional externalities to the convergence parameter. We propose the use of spatial econometrics techniques to test and estimate the presence of such externalities.

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Paper provided by Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 31.

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Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:bar:bedcje:199831

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  1. Moreno, Rosina & López-Bazo, Enrique & Vaya, Esther & Artís, Manuel, 2000. "External Effects And Cost Of Production," ERSA conference papers ersa00p193, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Antonio Ciccone & Giovanni Peri & Douglas Almond, 1999. "Capital, wages and growth: Theory and evidence," Economics Working Papers 389, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised May 1999.
  3. Sassi, Maria & Pecci, Francesco, 2008. "Agricultural and Economic Convergence in the EU Integration Process: Do Geographical Relationships Matter?," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44459, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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