Quah, Danny (1997) Regional convergence from local isolated actions : II conditioning. CEP discussion paper; CEPDP0379, 379. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper develops an empirical procedure to assess alternative explanations for differing patterns of growth and convergence. It finds that positive spatial spillovers account for a large part of inequality dynamics across Europe as a whole, the Cohesion economies (Greece, [Ireland]. Spain. Portugal), and selected non-Cohesion EU member states. The analysis shows that when the Cohesion economies see their incomes increase and experience higher tendencies towards greater equality, so will the non-Cohesion economies of France, Italy and the UK experience similar outcomes: moreover it is the relatively poor non-Cohesion economies that will benefit most from improving conditions in the Cohesion economies.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 1997 the author|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Sets:||Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Departments > Economics
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