The extent of regional convergence in Greece: the role of geography and technology

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/14691
Title:
The extent of regional convergence in Greece: the role of geography and technology
Authors:
Alexiadis, Stilianos; Tomkins, Judith
Publisher:
Manchester Metropolitan University
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/14691
Abstract:
This paper investigates the extent of convergence amongst the 51 prefectures of Greece during the time period 1970-2000. The main objectives are to discover whether there is a convergence club amongst the regions, to establish whether there is a spatial pattern to club membership, and to assess the impact of agglomeration effects and regional capacities to innovate or adopt technology. The results suggest that there is a significant spatial dimension to regional growth and that members of the convergence club are in close spatial proximity. Technology spillovers are also significant in providing an explanation of regional growth patterns.
Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Convergence clubs; Technological gap; Spatial econometrics; Greek regions
Series/Report no.:
Discussion Papers in Economics

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dc.contributor.authorAlexiadis, Stilianos-
dc.contributor.authorTomkins, Judith-
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-22T11:33:45Z-
dc.date.available2007-11-22T11:33:45Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/14691-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the extent of convergence amongst the 51 prefectures of Greece during the time period 1970-2000. The main objectives are to discover whether there is a convergence club amongst the regions, to establish whether there is a spatial pattern to club membership, and to assess the impact of agglomeration effects and regional capacities to innovate or adopt technology. The results suggest that there is a significant spatial dimension to regional growth and that members of the convergence club are in close spatial proximity. Technology spillovers are also significant in providing an explanation of regional growth patterns.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherManchester Metropolitan Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Papers in Economicsen
dc.subjectConvergence clubsen
dc.subjectTechnological gapen
dc.subjectSpatial econometricsen
dc.subjectGreek regionsen
dc.titleThe extent of regional convergence in Greece: the role of geography and technologyen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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