Space and Growth : a Survey of Empirical Evidence and Methods

  title={Space and Growth : a Survey of Empirical Evidence and Methods},
  author={Maria do Carmo Abreu and Henri L. F. de Groot and Raymond J. G. M. Florax},
This paper reviews the empirical literature on growth and convergence that has addressed the importance of spatial factors. An important distinction in this literature is the one between absolute and relative location. The literature on absolute location predominantly uses non-spatial econometric techniques, and is strongly linked to the economic growth literature. In contrast, studies on relative location tend to be weakly linked to theory, but apply relatively sophisticated econometric… CONTINUE READING


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