Arbeitspapier

Regional convergence in Germany: A geographically weighted regression approach

The convergence of German regions represents a politically explosive question. Different studies examined convergence processes of Germany. We derive equations to estimate the convergence speed on basis of a Solow model, to which human capital is added. The geographically weighted regression permits a detailed analysis of convergence processes, which has not been conducted for Germany so far yet. We estimate a separate speed of convergence for every region, which results from the local coefficients of the regression equations. The application of this procedure to German labour market regions shows that regions move with a different speed towards their steady state level. The half lives are substantially longer in the manufacturing sector than in the service sector. One model even yields tendencies towards divergence of some peripheral regions.

Sprache
Englisch

Erschienen in
Series: Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge ; No. 76

Klassifikation
Wirtschaft
Single Equation Models; Single Variables: Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions
Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
Regional Development Planning and Policy
Thema
Regional Convergence
Spatial Econometrics
Geographically Weighted Regression
Entwicklungskonvergenz
Regionaler Arbeitsmarkt
Regression
Deutschland

Ereignis
Geistige Schöpfung
(wer)
Eckey, Hans-Friedrich
Kosfeld, Reinhold
Türck, Matthias
Ereignis
Veröffentlichung
(wer)
Universität Kassel, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
(wo)
Kassel
(wann)
2005

Handle
Letzte Aktualisierung
12.07.2024, 13:21 MESZ

Objekttyp

  • Arbeitspapier

Beteiligte

  • Eckey, Hans-Friedrich
  • Kosfeld, Reinhold
  • Türck, Matthias
  • Universität Kassel, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Entstanden

  • 2005

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