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The spatial and temporal patterns of declared personal income across Greece: 2001-8


  • Prodromos Prodromidis



The paper studies the income mosaic of Greece at the local community level, from the time the country joined the EMU to time the international crisis reached its shores. It econometrically isolates the impact of past average income and the size of income-filing population, as well as the annual effects; and tries to explain in terms of demographic, educational, and other attributes of the population, as well as geographic features, the number of times (years) that local income exceed the level predicted. To the extent the residuals are produced by unknown (missing) variables, their sub-regional and cross-regional patterns offer clues in the direction of formulating better, spatially targeted interventions. There is a real need for policy suggestions that stretch the funds permitted by the fiscal straitjacket to go further in pulling the country out of the recession. Overall, the paper provides a better understanding of the internal heterogeneity of Greece, the sub-national operation of the economy, and the generation and distribution of personal income. Keywords: personal income, disaggregated data, extracting information from the residuals, delineation of micro-regional policy areas, urban and rural development JEL Codes: C23, D31, R12.

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  • Prodromos Prodromidis, 2012. "The spatial and temporal patterns of declared personal income across Greece: 2001-8," ERSA conference papers ersa12p1058, European Regional Science Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa12p1058

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    1. Thomas Aronsson & Johan Lundberg & Magnus Wikstrom, 2001. "Regional Income Growth and Net Migration in Sweden, 1970-1995," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(9), pages 823-830.
    2. Saurav Dev Bhatta & José Lobo, 2000. "Human capital and per capita product: A comparison of US states," Papers in Regional Science, Springer;Regional Science Association International, vol. 79(4), pages 393-411.
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    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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