Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues (2011): Application of convergence theories and new economic geography in Portugal. An alternative analysis.
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The aim of this paper is to present a further contribution to the analysis of absolute convergence, associated with the neoclassical theory, of the sectoral productivity at regional level. Presenting some empirical evidence of absolute convergence of productivity for each of the economic sectors in each of the regions of mainland Portugal (NUTS II) in the period 1986 to 1994. This work aims, also, to study the Portuguese regional agglomeration process (NUTs II), using the linear form the New Economic Geography models that emphasize the importance of spatial factors (distance, costs of transport and communication) in explaining of the concentration of economic activity in certain locations.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Application of convergence theories and new economic geography in Portugal. An alternative analysis|
|English Title:||Application of convergence theories and new economic geography in Portugal. An alternative analysis|
|Keywords:||convergence; agglomeration; Portuguese regions; linear models panel data|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O14 - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
|Depositing User:||Vítor João Pereira Domingues Martinho|
|Date Deposited:||26. Aug 2011 01:56|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 08:37|
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