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A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Convergence Across European Regions, 1980–1995

In: European Regional Growth


  • Julie Gallo

    (University of Burgundy)

  • Cem Ertur

    (University of Burgundy)

  • Catherine Baumont

    (University of Burgundy)


The convergence of European regions has been largely discussed in the macroeconomic and the regional science literature during the past decade. Two observations are often emphasized. First, the convergence rate among European regions appears to be very slow in the extensive samples considered (Barro and Sala-iMartin 1991, 1995; Armstrong 1995a; Sala-i-Martin 1996a, 1996b). Second, as shown in Ertur and Le Gallo (see Chap. 2), the geographical distribution of European per capita GDP is highly clustered.

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  • Julie Gallo & Cem Ertur & Catherine Baumont, 2003. "A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Convergence Across European Regions, 1980–1995," Advances in Spatial Science, in: Bernard Fingleton (ed.), European Regional Growth, chapter 3, pages 99-129, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:adspcp:978-3-662-07136-6_4
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-07136-6_4

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