Regional Growth in Western Europe: An Empirical Exploration of Interactions with Agriculture and Agricultural Policy

  • Roger S. Bivand
  • Rolf J. Brunstad
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


Much of the analysis of regional growth in Europe in recent years has concentrated on the concept of convergence, whether in the neo-classical model, or in alternative formulations. Empirical work has shifted from more confirmatory nonspatial estimation to the acknowledgement of the importance of spatial factors, including spillovers, and to exploratory spatial data analysis. This has occurred in conjunction with similar work in North America, and has led to a better understanding of the difficulties involved in relying simply on the convergence model without augmentations.


Agricultural Policy Geographically Weighted Regression Convergence Model Geographically Weighted Regression Model Spatial Data Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger S. Bivand
    • 1
  • Rolf J. Brunstad
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian School of Economics and Business AdministrationNorway

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