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Exploratory spatial data analysis of the distribution of regional per capita GDP in Europe, 1980-1995


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  • LE GALLO, Julie

    (LATEC - CNRS - Université de Bourgogne)

  • ERTUR, Cem

    (LATEC - CNRS - Université de Bourgogne)


The aim of this paper is to study the dynamics of European regional per capita product over time and space. This purpose is achieved by using the recently developed methods of Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis. Using a sample of European regions over the 1980-1995 period, we find strong evidence of global and local spatial autocorrelation in per capita GDP throughout the period. The detection of clusters of high and low per capita products during the period is an indication of the persistence of spatial disparities between European regions. This analysis is finally refined by the investigation of the spatial pattern of regional growth. Key words:exploratory spatial data analysis; distribution of regional per capita GDP; European Union; spatial autocorrelation; regional inequalities

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Paper provided by LATEC, Laboratoire d'Analyse et des Techniques EConomiques, CNRS UMR 5118, Université de Bourgogne in its series LATEC - Document de travail - Economie (1991-2003) with number 2000-09.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2000
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Handle: RePEc:lat:lateco:2000-09

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