A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Convergence Across European Regions, 1980–1995

  • Julie Le Gallo
  • Cem Ertur
  • Catherine Baumont
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


The convergence of European regions has been largely discussed in the macroeconomic and the regional science literature during the past decade. Two observations are often emphasized. First, the convergence rate among European regions appears to be very slow in the extensive samples considered (Barro and Sala-iMartin 1991, 1995; Armstrong 1995a; Sala-i-Martin 1996a, 1996b). Second, as shown in Ertur and Le Gallo (see Chap. 2), the geographical distribution of European per capita GDP is highly clustered.


Ordinary Little Square Spatial Autocorrelation Spatial Dependence Average Growth Rate Spatial Weight Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julie Le Gallo
    • 1
  • Cem Ertur
    • 1
  • Catherine Baumont
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BurgundyFrance

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