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Exploratory spatial data analysis of the distribution of regional per capita GDP in Europe, 1980-1995

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  • Julie Le Gallo

    (LATEC - Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Techniques Economiques - UB - Université de Bourgogne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Cem Ertur

    (LATEC - Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Techniques Economiques - UB - Université de Bourgogne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

The aim of this paper is to study the dynamics of European regional per capita product over time and space. This purpose is achieved by using the recently developed methods of Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis. Using a sample of European regions over the 1980-1995 period, we find strong evidence of global and local spatial autocorrelation in per capita GDP throughout the period. The detection of clusters of high and low per capita products during the period is an indication of the persistence of spatial disparities between European regions. This analysis is finally refined by the investigation of the spatial pattern of regional growth.

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Date of creation: 2000
Publication status: Published in [Research Report] Laboratoire d'analyse et de techniques économiques(LATEC). 2000, 25 p., Graph, ref. bib. : 29 ref
Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:hal-01527222
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