Testing the Theoretical Model

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE, volume 1)


The final chapter is devoted to tests of the theoretical model using European data for the observation period 1995–2004. They show how a fixation on the incidence of convergence processes may in fact distract from persistent and widening disparities: after presenting the results from tests of the theoretical model, it is demonstrated how these are related to divergence tendencies within subgroups of regions.


Human Capital Equivalent Region Neighbouring Region Initial Output Spatial Weight Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SocioeconomicsVienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Economic Geography and GIScienceViennaAustria

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