Convergence of European regions: a reappraisal

Azomahou, Théophile T., El Ouardighi, Jalal, Nguyen-Van, Phu and Pham, Thi Kim Cuong (2010). Convergence of European regions: a reappraisal. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Azomahou, Théophile T.
    El Ouardighi, Jalal
    Nguyen-Van, Phu
    Pham, Thi Kim Cuong
    Title Convergence of European regions: a reappraisal
    Publication Date 2010
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages 24
    Abstract We provide a reappraisal of income convergence across European regions over the period 1990-2005 by using a semiparametric partially linear model to approximate the relationship between the average growth rate of GDP per capita and the initial GDP per capita. Estimation results point out both country heterogeneity and non-linearity in the convergence process. Only low income regions converge while there is little evidence of convergence for higher income regions.
    Keyword Convergence
    Heterogeneity
    Non-linearity
    Kernel estimator
    European regions
    JEL C14
    O40
    O52
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2010
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18719872
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