IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

The Convergence of Social Welfare in the Iranian Provinces Using Spatial STAR Nonlinear Technique


  • Vafaei , Elham

    () (Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, University of Tabriz)

  • Mohammadzadeh, Parviz

    () (Associate Professor of Economics, University of Tabriz)

  • Fallahi, Firouz

    () (Associate Professor of Economics, University of Tabriz)

  • Asgharpour, Hossein

    () (Associate Professor of Economics, University of Tabriz)


Social welfare is one of the suitable criteria for macroeconomic situation reviewing and policymakers performance evaluating in society. Therefore, social welfare convergence of regions is an important issue. Owing to the increment of social classes’ gap and inequality in society, politicians consider the social welfare convergence of regions to tackle the mentioned problem. To this end, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the convergence of social welfare of Iranian provinces with using spatial STAR nonlinear techniques during 2000-2013. The results indicate that there is a convergence between provinces that they have not spatial effects. In addition, the convergence speed in this group of provinces is equal to 3.1289. Also, the results indicate that there is not a convergence between the provinces that they have the spatial effects.

Suggested Citation

  • Vafaei , Elham & Mohammadzadeh, Parviz & Fallahi, Firouz & Asgharpour, Hossein, 2017. "The Convergence of Social Welfare in the Iranian Provinces Using Spatial STAR Nonlinear Technique," Quarterly Journal of Applied Theories of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Management and Business, University of Tabriz, vol. 4(2), pages 79-102, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:qjatoe:0075

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: Full text
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Convergence; Social welfare; Spatial STAR;

    JEL classification:

    • C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ris:qjatoe:0075. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sakineh Sojoodi). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.