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Convergence analysis of the regional development differences

Blažević, Sanja and Lacmanović, Sabina and Tijanić, Lela (2011) Convergence analysis of the regional development differences. In: The 5th International Scientific Conference "Entrepreneurship and Macroeconomic Management: Reflections on the World in Turmoil".

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There have been numerous discussions on economic convergence between regions during the last decades, especially because the development gap between different areas has been widening. Although different measures of the national and regional economic policies highlight the importance of the catching-up process, the results are sometimes quite different. This paper aims to study the level of regional convergence through analyzing chosen socio-economic variables in the Republic of Croatia. It is hard to conduct more complex analysis because of the lack of data but it was possible to analyze σ-covergence and (in some examples) β-convergence of GDP per capita, labor productivity and administrative unemployment rate which are the most used variables in the growth theory literature. Other socioeconomic variables of Croatia counties are described in descriptive part of the research analysis. Trends among regions are assessed throughout clusters of regions: all regions, developed regions and developing regions. A regional convergence conceptual framework includes 21 Croatian counties in a given time period, depending on data availability. The tendency toward convergence and/or divergence is analyzed in the context of public policy efficiency, which is the main purpose of the research. According to the results the authors give the public policy recommendations which can be used in the decision making process regarding the regional development disparities' mitigations.

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Tip objekta: Materijal konferencije ili radionice (Paper)
Dodatne informacije: 5/2011
Ključni pojmovi: convergence, Croatian counties, regional disparities, public policy
Teme: 3 Društvene znanosti > 33 Ekonomija. Ekonomska znanost > 332 Regionalna ekonomika, teritorijalna ekonomika. Ekonomika korištenja zemljišta. Ekonomika stanovanja
3 Društvene znanosti > 33 Ekonomija. Ekonomska znanost > 338 Gospodarsko stanje. Gospodarska politika. Upravljanje gospodarstvom. Gospodarsko planiranje. Proizvodnja. Usluge. Cijene > 338.2 Gospodarska poltika. Kontrola gospodarstva. Upravljanje gospodarstvom. Gospodarsko planiranje
Odjeli: Odjel za ekonomiju i turizam "Dr. Mijo Mirković"
Datum pohrane: 08 Jan 2013 07:24
Zadnja promjena: 08 Jan 2013 07:24
URI: http://eknjiznica.unipu.hr/id/eprint/1953

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