Skip to main content

Drifting together or falling apart? The empirics of regional economic growth in post-unification Germany

Buy Article:

$53.17 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

The objective of this article is to address the question of convergence across German districts in the first decade after German unification by drawing out and emphasizing some stylized facts of regional per capita income dynamics. We achieve this by employing nonparametric techniques which focus on the evolution of the entire cross-sectional income distribution. In particular, we follow a distributional approach to convergence based on kernel density estimation and implement a number of tests to establish the statistical significance of our findings. This article finds that the relative income distribution appears to be stratifying into a trimodal/bimodal distribution.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840802600178

Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics, Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany 2: National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Publication date: April 1, 2011

More about this publication?
routledg/raef/2011/00000043/00000009/art00006
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more