In this paper, we present an empirical study of per capita income convergence in Italy over the period 1951-2000 based on a fine level of aggregation (the NUTS-3 EU regions represented by the Italian provinces). Concerning the statistical methodology, we use both nonparametric and spatial econometrics approaches to measure the effects of spatial dependence and non-linearities. Our results confirm the convergence club hypothesis and suggest that spillover and convergence clubs are spatially concentrated.

Spatial Dependence and Non-linearities in Regional Growth Behavior in Italy

BASILE, Roberto Giovanni
2005

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In this paper, we present an empirical study of per capita income convergence in Italy over the period 1951-2000 based on a fine level of aggregation (the NUTS-3 EU regions represented by the Italian provinces). Concerning the statistical methodology, we use both nonparametric and spatial econometrics approaches to measure the effects of spatial dependence and non-linearities. Our results confirm the convergence club hypothesis and suggest that spillover and convergence clubs are spatially concentrated.
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