The evolution of regional productivity disparities in the European Union from 1975 to 2002: A combination of shift-share and spatial econometrics

Julie Le Gallo, Yiannis Kamarianakis

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Abstract

The evolution of regional productivity disparities in the European Union from 1975 to 2002: a combination of shift-share and spatial econometrics, Regional Studies. This paper evaluates the relative significance of the key factors that underlie regional productivity disparities in the European Union: industry mix and structural regional differences. Shift-share decomposition is performed and the outcomes are investigated with exploratory spatial analysis and space-time econometric models. Substantial changes in the spatial patterns of productivity and its determinants can be observed during the study period. Results indicate a decrease in geographical clustering for productivity and both regional and sectoral factors. Spatio-temporal dependencies are essential for correct model specification as their omission results in an overestimation of the effect of the industry mix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-139
Number of pages17
JournalRegional Studies
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • European regions
  • Productivity disparities
  • Seemingly unrelated regressions (sur)
  • Spatial autocorrelation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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