(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Economic growth in Italian NUTS 3 provinces

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) DEC, Univ. G. d’Annunzio of Chieti Pescara, Pescara, ITALIE


This paper analyzes the conditional β -convergence hypothesis for NUTS 3 Italian provinces Spatial dependence is introduced in the economic model by assuming a spatial Durbin model specification. The absence of data experienced by some economic variables at the NUTS 3 level is addressed through a modified version of the Bayesian interpolation method introduced by Palma and Benedetti. Spatial heterogeneity is taken into account by identifying convergence clubs. For this purpose, we use the modified simulated annealing algorithm introduced by Postiglione et al. The methodology is compared with the heteroscedastic approach proposed by Kelejian and Prucha (J Econom 157:53–67, 2010


Article of periodic

published at : The Annals of regional science / ISSN 0570-1864

Editor : Springer, Berlin - ALLEMAGNE (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 53, no1 [pp. 273-293]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl., cartes



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