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Volatility in European Regions

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  • Irene Brunetti
  • Davide Fiaschi
  • Lisa Gianmoena
  • Angela Parenti

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is paper examines the growth rate volatility of per capita GDP of European regions in 1992-2008. We measure the regional volatility using a new methodology based onMarkov matrices and we investigate its main determinants. Volatility displays a geographical pattern and a significant spatial dependence. Output composition appears one of the main driver of volatility; among the other determinants we find a negative impact of the size of regional economies and of the flexibility of labour market, and a positive impact of the sectoral concentration, of the financialization of economy, and of the participation to EMU.

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  • Irene Brunetti & Davide Fiaschi & Lisa Gianmoena & Angela Parenti, 2015. "Volatility in European Regions," Discussion Papers 2015/201, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  • Handle: RePEc:pie:dsedps:2015/201
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    1. Irene Brunetti & Davide Fiaschi & Lisa Gianmoena & Angela Parenti, 2017. "Volatility in European regions," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 96(4), pages 697-720, November.
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    Keywords

    Markov Matrix; Asymmetric Fluctuations; Output Com-position; Size Effect; Spatial Dependence.;

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    • C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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