European Union Regional Productivity Dynamics: A Distributional Approach*

36 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2008

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Georgios Fotopoulos

University of Patras - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2007-04

Abstract

Working within the distributional approach, this research offers evidence of past and future polarization in aggregate regional labor productivity in EU-15. This finding is robust to alternative definitions of the spatial units used and does not appear to be the result of regional structural change. Spatial effects are found but are of rather localized nature. Turning to separate sectoral analyses suggests that past and future polarization in labor productivity across European regions may be associated with regional productivity differences in the services sectors.

Suggested Citation

Fotopoulos, Georgios, European Union Regional Productivity Dynamics: A Distributional Approach* (2007-04). Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp. 419-454, May 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1124188 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9787.2008.00558.x

Georgios Fotopoulos (Contact Author)

University of Patras - Department of Economics ( email )

Patras GR-265 04
Greece

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