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Title: Behind the Eastern-Western European convergence path: The role of geography and trade liberalization
Authors: Cristobal-Campoamor, A.
Parcero, O. J.
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Cristobal-Campoamor A. Behind the Eastern-Western European convergence path: The role of geography and trade liberalization / A. Cristobal-Campoamor, O. J. Parcero // Annals of Regional Science. — 2013. — Vol. 51. — № 3. — P. 871-891.
Abstract: This paper proposes a 2-block 3-region economic geography model that can account for the most salient stylized facts experienced by Eastern European transition economies during the period 1990-2005. In contrast to the existing literature, which has favored technological explanations, trade liberalization is the only driving force. The model correctly predicts that in the first half of the period, trade liberalization led to divergence in GDP per capita, both between the West and the East and within the East. Consistent with the data, in the second half of the period, this process was reversed and convergence became the dominant force. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Keywords: F12
F15
P2
CONVERGENCE
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
MODELING
REGIONAL ECONOMY
TRADE LIBERALIZATION
TRANSITIONAL ECONOMY
EASTERN EUROPE
WESTERN EUROPE
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/27448
SCOPUS ID: 84888037408
PURE ID: 927994
ISSN: 0570-1864
DOI: 10.1007/s00168-013-0565-1
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