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Une Analyse Exploratoire Des Disparités Régionales Dans L'Europe Élargie

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  • Cem ERTUR

    (LEG UMR 5118 CNRS, Université de Bourgogne)

  • Wilfried KOCH

    (LEG UMR 5118 CNRS, Université de Bourgogne)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to study the regional inequalities in the enlarged European Union using Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis applied to per capita GDP for 258 European regions over the period 1995-2000. Strong evidence in favor of global and local autocorrelation as well as spatial heterogeneity is found for the wealth distribution. We also show that the enlargement process leads to a new North-West/East polarization scheme instead of the previous results obtained in the literature highlighting a North/South polarization scheme. Implications for regional development and cohesion policies are finally explored.

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  • Cem ERTUR & Wilfried KOCH, 2005. "Une Analyse Exploratoire Des Disparités Régionales Dans L'Europe Élargie," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 21, pages 65-92.
  • Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:21:y:2005:p:65-92
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    1. Stéphane VIROL (IERSO-IFReDE-GRES), 2006. "Three dimensions of regional integration process in Europe: an approach by spatial econometrics (In French)," Cahiers du GRES (2002-2009) 2006-16, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
    2. Alexandra SCHAFFAR, 2008. "Regional Income Inequality And Urbanisation Trends In China: 1978-2005," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 28, pages 87-110.
    3. Alexiadis Stilianos & Korres George, 2010. "Adoption of Technology and Regional Convergence in Europe," European Spatial Research and Policy, De Gruyter Open, vol. 17(2), pages 95-105, October.
    4. Sébastien BOURDIN, 2013. "Une Mesure Spatiale Locale De La Sigma-Convergence Pour Evaluer Les Disparites Regionales Dans L’Union Europeenne," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 37, pages 179-196.

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    Keywords

    POLITIQUE RÉGIONALE; ANALYSE EXPLORATOIRE DES DONNÉES GÉO-RÉFÉRENCÉES; DISPARITÉS RÉGIONALES; AUTOCORRÉLATION SPATIALE; HÉTÉROGENEITÉ SPATIALE.;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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