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Further Evidence on Convergence across Italian Regions

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  • Patrizia Margani

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  • Roberto Ricciuti

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In the last decade the issue of convergence across states and regions has received a great deal of attention both on the theoretical and empirical ground. On the empirical ground different specifications lead to different results and their robustness is also questioned. We review both neoclassical and endogenous growth theories and the evidence on international and Italian data. We use a methodology that enhances the power of the estimates proposed by Evans and Karras (Journal of Monetary Economics, 1996) that uses panel data and test for their stochastic properties. Data cover the time-span 1951-1998. We find evidence of conditional convergence.

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  1. Giorgio Fazio & Davide Piacentino & Erasmo Vassallo, 2006. "Regional Disparities and Public Policies in Italy: Some Considerations in Light of a Performance Analysis," ERSA conference papers, European Regional Science Association ersa06p439, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Joseph Byrne & Giorgio Fazio & Davide Piacentino, 2009. "Total Factor Productivity Convergence among Italian Regions: Some Evidence from Panel Unit Root Tests," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(1), pages 63-76.
  3. Davide Piacentino, 2008. "Productivity, Infrastructures and Convergence: Panel Data Evidence on Italian Regions," SCIENZE REGIONALI, FrancoAngeli Editore, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2008(2), pages 5-26.
  4. Joseph Byrne & Giorgio Fazio & Davide Piacentino, 2005. "Convergence in TFP among Italian Regions - Panel Unit Roots with Heterogeneity and Cross Sectional Dependence," ERSA conference papers, European Regional Science Association ersa05p591, European Regional Science Association.
  5. Stefano Magrini, 2007. "Analysing Convergence through the Distribution Dynamics Approach: Why and how?," Working Papers, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari" 2007_13, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".

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