‘Club Convergence’: Geography, Externalities and Technology

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


The previous chapter has examined club convergence in the context of the EU-27 regions, thus providing an alternative perspective on the issue of regional convergence in an enlarged Europe. While previous studies on European regions claim that convergence is slow, the empirical tests reported on Chap. 6 establish that convergence is a property that characterises the regions of the ‘old’ member-states of the European Union together with a selected set of regions located in new member-states.


Technology Adoption Spatial Interaction Regional Convergence Absolute Convergence Employment Share 
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  • Stilianos Alexiadis
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  1. 1.Ministry of Rural Development and FoodsAthensGreece

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