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Estimation des effets de proximité dans le processus de convergence régionale : une approche par l'économétrie spatiale sur 92 régions européennes (1980-1995)

  • Catherine Baumont
  • Cem Ertur
  • Julie Le Gallo

The aim of this paper is to analyze the consequences of spatial dependence on regional growth and the convergence process. Based on a sample of 92 European regions over the 1980-1995 period, we show that the unconditional ?-convergence model is misspecified due to the presence of spatial autocorrelation. Spatial econometric methods lead to a spatial error model. This specification highlights a geographic spillover effect. Indeed, we show that the growth rate of a region is positively influenced by the growth rates of contiguous regions. Classification JEL : C51, R11, R15.

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Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine.

Volume (Year): avril (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 203-216

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Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_022_0203
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