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Convergence across Spanish Provinces:Cross-section and Pairwise Evidence

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  • Don J Webber

    () (School of Economics, University of the West of England)

  • Paul White

    (Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, University of the West of England)

  • Asier Minondo

    (Faculty of Economic and Business Administration Sciences, Universidad de Deusto, San Sebastián, Spain)

  • David O Allen

    (School of Economics, University of the West of England)

Abstract

Distribution free statistics are employed to investigate biennial income per capita convergence across 52 Spanish provinces over the period 1955-1997. Based upon ideas of concordance and discordance that capture convergence and divergence properties, the paper presents results that suggest convergence is dominant for the full sample over the entire period, swings in this trend between convergence and divergence are present and switching in rank does take place. When provinces are analysed in pairs some show strong evidence of divergence.

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  • Don J Webber & Paul White & Asier Minondo & David O Allen, 2004. "Convergence across Spanish Provinces:Cross-section and Pairwise Evidence," Working Papers 0404, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwe:wpaper:0404
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    Keywords

    Convergence; Steady state; Average UK regional male wages;

    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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