Advances in Spatial Science

Convergence Clubs and Spatial Externalities

Models and Applications of Regional Convergence in Europe

Authors: Alexiadis, Stilianos

  • Provides a review of the theoretical and empirical literature on regional convergence
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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.  ​

About the authors

Stilianos Alexiadis is researcher in the Ministry of Rural Development & Foods of Greece, Department of Agricultural Policy & Documentation. He received a PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University and published extensively on topics of regional growth, technology and convergence.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Alexiadis, Stilianos

    Pages 1-8

  • Neoclassical and Post-Keynesian Theories of Regional Growth and Convergence/Divergence

    Alexiadis, Stilianos

    Pages 9-38

  • ‘Endogenous Growth Theory’ and ‘New Economic Geography’

    Alexiadis, Stilianos

    Pages 39-59

  • Club Convergence

    Alexiadis, Stilianos

    Pages 61-88

  • Empirical Measures of Regional Convergence

    Alexiadis, Stilianos

    Pages 89-117

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43108-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Convergence Clubs and Spatial Externalities
Book Subtitle
Models and Applications of Regional Convergence in Europe
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Spatial Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31626-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31626-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31625-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43108-1
Series ISSN
1430-9602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 246
Topics