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Using Spatial Panel Data in Modelling Regional Growth and Convergence

  • Giuseppe Arbia

    (University G.D'Annunzio)

  • Roberto Basile

    (ISAE-Institute for Studies and Economic Analyses)

  • Gianfranco Piras

    (Tor Vergata University)

In this paper we use spatial dependence panel data models to analyse regional growth behaviour in Italy. Controlling for fixed-effects allows us to disentangle the effect of spatial dependence (or spatial interaction) from that of spatial heterogeneity and of omitted variables and, thus, to properly investigate the regional convergence process within the country.

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Paper provided by ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY) in its series ISAE Working Papers with number 55.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2005
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Handle: RePEc:isa:wpaper:55
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