Competitiveness and Cohesion in the European Union: A Dilemma?
This paper investigates the extent of regional cohesion in the European Union by taking into account the notion of knowledge-based economy. To pursue this task, we present results produced by estimating different regional models on an extensive regional data set. The empirical results suggest a development gap across the EU-27 regions. Possible ways to overcome this gap and certain areas of intervention are also suggested.
KeywordsRegional Policy Technology Adoption Regional Convergence European Patent Office Advanced Region
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