European Regional Growth

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 26, 2003 - Business & Economics - 435 pages
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Looking into the future and trying to visualize long-run regional disparities is difficult. There is no agreed single theory to guide our model building, although some insight can be gained from analysisofthe past and by looking at the differ ent theoretical positions to see if there is any agreement at least in terms of out come ifnot in terms of mechanism. This is what is attempted in this book, which brings together specialists with a common interest in European regional growth and in applying quantitative analytical and simulation techniques in order to pro vide different perspectives on the topic. Manyofthe Chapters in the book employ the methods of spatial econometrics. Spatial econometrics is a suite of statistical and econometric tools dedicated to the analysisofspatial data, in other words data that is set within the context of socio-econornic theories and which can be repre sented most informatively in mapped form. These methods have emerged over the last half-century from aseries of influential papers and books in the fields of re gional science, spatial statistics and quantitative geography, and are ripe for seri ous application in the context of the EU's development. In particular they provide the means by which to analyze spatially indexed data where the time dimension is essentially suppressed because, for instance the variables of interest are not avail able or are of questionable accuracy, which is often the case when one is inter ested in regional, rather than national, variations across a numberofcountries.
 

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Contents

Models and Simulations of GDP per Inhabitant Across Europes Regions A Preliminary View
11
An Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis of European Regional Disparities 19801995
55
A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Convergence Across European Regions 19801995
99
Spatial Convergence Clubs and the European Regional Growth Process1980 1995
131
Spatial Distance in a Technology Gap Model
159
The Spatial Distribution of Labour Productivity in the European Regions A Study in Spatial Econometrics
183
Trade Human Capital and Innovation The Engines of European Regional Growth in the 1990s
215
The Technology Gap and European Regional Growth Dynamics
241
Regional Disparities in Income and Unemployment in Europe
323
Regional Growth in Western Europe An Empirical Exploration of Interactions with Agriculture and Agricultural Policy
351
Explaining the Distribution of Manufacturing Productivity in the EU Regions
375
Author Index
411
Subject Index
419
Figures
425
Tables
429
Contributors
433

Employment Growth of Small Computing Services Firms and the Role of Horizontal Clusters Evidence from Great Britain 1991 2000
267
Externalities and Local Economic Growth in Manufacturing Industries
293

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