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Title: Convergence and Inter-Distributional Dynamics among the Spanish Provinces. A Non-parametric Density Estimation Approach
Author: Leonida, Leone
Montolio, Daniel
Keywords: Polarització (Ciències socials)
Convergència (Economia)
Polarization (Social sciences)
Convergence (Economics)
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Institut d’Economia de Barcelona
Series/Report no: [WP E-IEB01/07]
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the dynamics of the per capita GDP over the period 1961-1997 for the Spanish provinces. To avoid issues linked to the cross-sectional regression and the time series approaches, a non-parametric density estimation approach is instead used. The main goal is to show that Spanish provinces had a convergence dynamics during years, but a divergent one in the last decades. After a period of convergence during the sixties and part of the seventies, evidence in favour of intragroups convergence (or polarization of income) is found during the eighties, and a starting process of divergence and increasing polarization among groups (clustering) is found for the last period analysed (1991-1997). Moreover, the inter-distributional dynamics are analysed for the Spanish provinces, presenting how the provinces have evolved during this period.
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It is part of: IEB Working Paper 2001/07
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