Convergence Clubs and Spatial Externalities

Models and Applications of Regional Convergence in Europe

  • Stilianos Alexiadis

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Stilianos Alexiadis
    Pages 1-8
  3. Stilianos Alexiadis
    Pages 61-88
  4. Stilianos Alexiadis
    Pages 89-117
  5. Stilianos Alexiadis
    Pages 119-139
  6. Stilianos Alexiadis
    Pages 189-193
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-244

About this book


Do dynamic externalities, in the form of technology creation, adoption and spatial agglomeration shape the pattern of regional growth in Europe? This study provides an alternative view on regional convergence. A model is developed which attributes club-convergence to existing differences with respect to the degree of technology adoption. In the first instance, empirical results suggest that the NUTS-2 regions of the EU-27 converge at a very slow rate. Further tests, however, indicate that convergence is restricted to a specific subset of regions. Such conclusions are tested further, using an alternative model of club-convergence, which incorporates the impact of spatial interaction, agglomeration externalities and technology. This shows that the convergence-club in Europe follows a certain geographical pattern and all members share similar characteristics regarding technology creation and adoption, and agglomeration externalities.  ​


Agglomeration Externalities European Regions Regional Growht Spatial Econometrics Technology Adoptions

Authors and affiliations

  • Stilianos Alexiadis
    • 1
  1. 1.and Foods, Agricultural PolicyMinistry of Rural DevelopmentAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31625-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31626-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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