Las causas de la desigualdad regional en la Europa del Sur: un análisis comparado para España, Francia, Italia y Portugal (1850-2010) / The determinants of regional income inequality in Southern Europe: a comparative analysis of France, Italy, Portugal and Spain (1850-2010)

2013-2015: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, ECO2012-39169-C03-02

IP: Daniel A. Tirado Fabregat (Universitat de València)


This Project aims to identify and explain the keys to the economic geography of Western Mediterranean Europe in the long run from an economic history perspective. The main hypothesis is that the current economic landscape has been the result of a previous and complex process, strongly influenced by economic geography forces and history. However, and despite the enormous changes occurred from 1850 to the present, more continuities than ruptures may be observed in the economic landscape. In this sense, we argue that deep forces, particularly institutions and geography, have had a permanent influence in the spatial distribution of regional incomes

JEL codes: R0, N9, O18, N64, F14

Líneas de investigación

Analyzing the proximate and ultimate causes of Southern Europe regional economic development on the basis of the construction of a new collection of regional economic indicators

Making use of spatial econometrics to analyse the existence of spatial relationships between regional incomes of neighbouring nations and the presence of wage gradients at national and supranational levels

Study the presence of border effects and analyze the evolution of these border effects along the different phases of economic integration (or disintegration) of the national economies into a European market




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