Economic growth and change : national and regional patterns of convergence and divergence /
edited by John Adams, Francesco Pigliaru.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Ma. : E. Elgar Pub., 1999.
xxvii, 483 p. : ill., maps.
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Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Ma. : E. Elgar Pub., 1999.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This scholarly book goes beyond the narrowly based convergence model of economic growth by considering global, national and regional patterns of growth from a comparative perspective.
Main Description
. . . this is an interesting book containing on the whole respectable well-tried approaches typical of the mid-to-late 1990s and addressing serious issues of real practical concern to human welfare, rather than being an exposé of avant-garde innovations in methodology or theory. . . the contributions are well written and accessible, so that the book could profitably be used as supplementary reading by advanced students of regional economics, regional science or quantitative economic geography. The editors and authors, have made a significant and important contribution. Bernard Fingleton, University of Cambridge, UK . . . this is an interesting book . . . The most appreciative readership is likely to be quantitatively inclined academic economic geographers, regional scientists, regional and applied economists, and policymakers in government and commerce. . . . The editors and authors have made a significant and important contribution. Journal of Economic Geography As is the case with most conference volumes the subject matter is rather diverse. However, unlike most conference volumes, this book maintains a natural and steady flow of ideas. . . . there are some interesting and provocative ideas to be found in the book. . . . Economic Growth and Change is a book that certainly deserves a look. It contains some interesting ideas and illuminates some interesting trends. Much of the book is devoted to the European post-war experience, which makes it rather unique among books on economic growth. For this reason, it may be particularly appealing to European researchers and policymakers. Stephen L. Parente, EH.NET The pursuit of economic growth is at the top of every nation s policy agenda at the end of the 20th century. This authoritative and comprehensive book goes beyond the narrowly-based convergence model of economic growth by considering global, national and regional patterns of growth from a comparative perspective. Issues examined include: the evolution of the firm and the role of R&D long-term implications of the loss of national sovereignty international openness social and political institutions patterns of regional harmonization in the United States, particularly income and earnings trends across states and the reasons for convergence persistent regional disparities in Europe including the roles of sectoral transformation, regional spillovers, human capital formation and the allocation of structural funds the experience of convergence in individual countries including Italy, the UK, Spain and Germany
Table of Contents
List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
List of contributorsp. xxi
Introduction: economic growth and changep. 1
The Fabric of Global Economic Growth
On the economic rise and decline of nationsp. 15
Does sovereignty matter for economic growth? An analysis of growth rates between 1870 and 1950p. 46
Society, Politics, and Economic Development thirty years afterp. 71
Openness, capital mobility and global convergencep. 102
RandD, technology and economic growthp. 127
Contrasting Patterns: the United States and Europe
Inequality in regional and state per capita incomes in the United States: how much convergence has taken place?p. 151
Per capita earnings inequality across regions and states in the United States: trends, sources, determinantsp. 183
European regional growth: do sectors matter?p. 213
European 'regional clubs': do they exist and where are they heading? On economic and technological differences between European regionsp. 236
Human capital and growth in the European regions: does allocation matter?p. 257
The European Union's regional development programmes: allocation of funds by basic macroeconomic indicatorsp. 279
Regional Mosaics in National Contexts
Growth and sectoral dynamics in the Italian regionsp. 291
Will East Germany become a new Mezzogiorno?p. 323
Regional integration and public investment in Spainp. 349
An assessment of regional risk sharing in Italy and the United Kingdomp. 417
Economic growth and regional convergence in a sustainable space-economyp. 448
Indexp. 473
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