Quotation Fischer, Manfred M., Stumpner, Peter. 2008. Income distribution dynamics and cross-region convergence in Europe: Spatial filtering and novel stochastic kernel representations. Journal of Geographical Systems 10 (2), 109-140.


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This paper presents a continuous version of the model of distribution dynamics to analyse the transition dynamics and implied long-run behaviour of the EU-27 NUTS-2 regions over the period 1995-2003. It departs from previous research in two respects: first, by introducing kernel estimation and three-dimensional stacked conditional density plots as well as highest density regions plots for the visualisation of the transition function, based on Hyndman et al. (1996), and second, by combining GetisÂ’ spatial filtering view with kernel estimation to explicitly account for the spatial dimension of the growth process. The results of the analysis indicate a very slow catching-up of the poorest regions with the richer ones, a process of shifting away of a small group of very rich regions, and highlight the importance of geography in understanding regional income distribution dynamics.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Geographical Systems
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new VW-D
Language English
Title Income distribution dynamics and cross-region convergence in Europe: Spatial filtering and novel stochastic kernel representations
Volume 10
Number 2
Year 2008
Page from 109
Page to 140
Reviewed? Y
URL http://ssrn.com/abstract=981148
DOI 10.1007/s10109-008-0060-x

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Regional Income Growth and Club-Convergence in Europe - Insights From a Spatial Econometric Perspective
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Fischer, Manfred M. (Details)
Stumpner, Peter (Former researcher)
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Research Institute for Supply Chain Management FI (Details)
Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience IN (Details)
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