Quotation Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus, Lutz, Sebastian. 2021. Modelling and projecting digital trends in European regions: an econometric framework. Regional Studies. 55 (10-11), 1696-1710.




Our modelling strategy assesses model uncertainty explicitly and aims to identify the main drivers of differences in digital variables at the household and individual levels in 99 European NUTS-2 regions. Several economic and demographic covariates are found to be robust predictors of these variables. Our benchmark projection results indicate that historical convergence trends in variables related to the access to digital technologies (broadband and internet use) are expected to continue, but that in the absence of particular policy impulses, the digital divide existing in Europe for international e-commerce and e-government interactions is not expected to disappear in the coming years.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Regional Studies
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A, VW-C, WH-B
Language English
Title Modelling and projecting digital trends in European regions: an econometric framework
Volume 55
Number 10-11
Year 2021
Page from 1696
Page to 1710
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2021.1976746
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2021.1976746


Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus (Details)
Lutz, Sebastian (Details)
Department of Economics (Crespo Cuaresma) (Details)
Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)
Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics FI (Details)
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