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Convergence, Spatial Interaction and Agglomeration Effects in the EU

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  • Michael Bräuninger

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  • Annekatrin Niebuhr

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We investigate the convergence process among EU regions between 1980-2002 taking into account the effects of spatial heterogeneity and spatial spillover effects. The spatial regimes model allows for different steady-state growth paths. In contrast to previous analyses, the regimes in this paper refer to spatial categories, i.e. we assume that agglomerations, urbanised and rural regions are characterised by group-specific steady-states. Moreover, the regression analysis considers the effects of interaction among neighbouring regions, possibly leading to a spatial dependence of regional growth rates. We check whether spatial dependence is caused by spatial spillovers or bases on country effects.

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  • Michael Bräuninger & Annekatrin Niebuhr, 2005. "Convergence, Spatial Interaction and Agglomeration Effects in the EU," ERSA conference papers ersa05p528, European Regional Science Association.
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    3. Coro CHASCO & Ana Mª LÓPEZ, 2009. "Multilevel Models: An Application To The Beta-Convergence Model," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 30, pages 35-58.

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