EU-27 Regions: Absolute or Club Convergence?

  • Stilianos Alexiadis
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Regional growth may be convergent or divergent, as discussed in Chaps. 2 and 3. Convergence may also be an exclusive property of a specific set of regional economies, which are likely to share similar characteristics. It is the purpose of this chapter to provide an assessment of whether or not absolute convergence is apparent across the regions of the EU-27, and whether this applies only to a selected club.


Labour Productivity Spatial Interaction Regional Convergence Absolute Convergence Spatial Weight Matrix 
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  • Stilianos Alexiadis
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  1. 1.Ministry of Rural Development and FoodsAthensGreece

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