Is dualism still a source of convergence in Europe ?

  title={Is dualism still a source of convergence in Europe ?},
  author={Francesco Pigliaru},
  • Francesco Pigliaru
  • Published 1997
This paper aims at assessing whether dualistic mechanisms represent a significant component of the aggregate labour productivity convergence observed across the European regions in the 1980s. The potential of an explanation of convergence based – in part, at least – on the existence of dualism in some of the initially poorer regions has been largely ignored by the literature. We use a dualistic model based on Dixit (1970) and on Mas-Colell and Razin (1973) to obtain hypotheses to be tested in… CONTINUE READING


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 20 references

Growth patterns in a dual economy

A. Dixit
Oxford Economic Papers, • 1970
View 9 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

More similar and less equal. Economic growth in the European regions

R. Paci
Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, • 1997
View 7 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Convergence across states and regions

R. Barro, X. Sala-i-Martin
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, • 1991
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Structural change and convergence: an Italian regional perspective

R. Paci, F. Pigliaru
Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, • 1997
View 2 Excerpts

Heading for divergence. Regional growth in Europe reconsidered

J. Fagerberg, B. Verspagen
Journal of Common Market Studies, • 1996
View 2 Excerpts

Regional cohesion: Evidence and theories of regional growth and convergence

X. Sala-i-Martin
European Economic Review, • 1996

The classical approach to convergence analysis

X. Sala-i-Martin
Economic Journal, • 1996

Convergence or divergence? The impact of technology on “why growth rates differ?

J. Fagerberg
Journal of Evolutionary Economics, • 1995
View 2 Excerpts

Integraciòn regional e inversiòn pùblica en Espana, in R. Marimon (ed), La Economìa Espanola: una vision diferente

T. Garcia-Mila, R. Marimon
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…