Population weighted growth, convergence clubs and Objective 1 Regions performance: Delors I and II packagesApplied Economics Letters (2007)
AbstractThis paper analyses population weighted growth for the periods 1989-1993 and 1995-1999 in EU15 covering the period of time in which Delors I and II packages were operational. Two important results were found, first, the existence of a polarized growth either at the lowest or highest income levels which proves the existence of a twin-peak structure in the growth process (convergence clubs) and second a better performance of objective 1 regions than non-objective 1 regions during both periods of time, showing a tendency of objective 1 regions to catch up with the average EU15 income.
- Regional growth,
- convergence clubs,
- objective 1 regions
Citation InformationLópez-Rodríguez, J. (2007) "Population weighted growth, convergence clubs and Objective 1 Regions performance: Delors I and II packages" Applied Economics Letters, 14.4-6, pp. 451-455.