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A spatial model based on the endogenous growth theory for Portugal. Another analysis

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  • Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues

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We built a model analyzing, through cross-section estimation methods, the influence of spatial effects and human capital in the conditional productivity convergence in the economic sectors of NUTs III of mainland Portugal between 1995 and 2002. Taking into account the estimation results, it is stated once again that the indications of convergence are greater in industry, and it can be seen that spatial spillover effects, spatial lag and spatial error, do not condition the convergence of productivity in the various economic sectors of Portuguese region in the period under consideration. In contrast the human capital condition the productivity convergence.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 33712.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Keywords: endogenous growth theory; spatial econometrics; Portuguese Regions;

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