Economic growth and change : national and regional patterns of convergence and divergence / edited by John Adams, Francesco Pigliaru

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Subjects: Economic development
Regional disparities
United States--Economic conditions--1981-2001--Regional disparities
Europe--Economic conditions--1945---Regional disparities
European Union countries--Economic conditions--Regional disparities
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Northampton, Ma. : E. Elgar Pub., 1999
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xxvii, 483 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of figures
List of tables
Preface / John Adams, Francesco Pigliaru
List of contributors
Introduction: economic growth and change / John Adams, Francesco Pigliaru 1
Pt. I. The Fabric of Global Economic Growth
1. On the economic rise and decline of nations / Dennis C. Mueller 15
2. Does sovereignty matter for economic growth? An analysis of growth rates between 1870 and 1950 / M. Shahid Alam 46
3. Society, Politics, and Economic Development thirty years after / Irma Adelman 71
4. Openness, capital mobility and global convergence / Hui Pan 102
5. R&D, technology and economic growth / Livio Cricelli, Agostino La Bella 127
Pt. II. Contrasting Patterns: The United States and Europe
6. Inequality in regional and state per capita incomes in the United States: how much convergence has taken place? / Andrew M. Sum, Walter N. Fogg 151
7. Per capita earnings inequality across regions and states in the United States: trends, sources, determinants / Andrew M. Sum, Walter N. Fogg 183
8. European regional growth: do sectors matter? / Raffaele Paci, Francesco Pigliaru 213
9. European 'regional' clubs': do they exist and where are they heading? On economic and technological differences between European regions / Bart Verspagen 236
10. Human capital and growth in the European regions: does allocation matter? / Sergio Lodde 257
11. The European Union's regional development programmes: allocation of funds by basic macroeconomic indicators / Gustav Schachter, Carmelina Bevilacqua, Levanto Schachter 279
Pt. III. Regional Mosaics in National Contexts
12. Growth and sectoral dynamics in the Italian regions / Raffaele Paci, Francesco Pigliaru 291
13. Will East Germany become a new Mezzogiorno? / Andrea Boltho, Wendy Carlin, Pasquale Scaramozzino 323
14. Regional integration and public investment in Spain / Teresa Garcia-Mila, Ramon Marimon 349
15. An assessment of regional risk sharing in Italy and the United Kingdom / Luca Dedola, Stefano Usai, Marco Vannini 417
16. Economic growth and regional convergence in a sustainable space-economy / Jeroen C. J. M. van den Bergh, Peter Nijkamp 448
Index 473
Additional Authors: Adams, John, 1938-
Pigliaru, Francesco
Notes: LCCN: 98033209
ISBN: 1858986834
Includes index
OCLC Number: 40417613
ISBN/ISSN: 1858986834