Translated Titles

Regional Economic Convergence and Spatial Spillover Effects Taiwan, 1991-2001




紀玉臨(Yu-Lin Chi);賴進貴(Jinn-Guey Lay)

Key Words

空間外溢效應 ; 區域經濟收斂 ; 空間計量經濟 ; 探索式空間資料分析 ; spatial spillover effects ; regional economic convergence ; spatial econometrics ; exploratory spatial data analysis



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

58期(2010 / 04 / 01)

Page #

1 - 23

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

This research attempts to explore the regional economic convergence from spatial perspective. Using industry, commerce and service census and population and housing census data between 1991-2001, we investigate the effects of spatial spillovers on labor productivity growth with exploratory spatial data analysis and spatial econometric methods. The empirical results indicate three conclusions. First, the non-spatial models applied to analyze β-convergence suffer from a misspecification due to omitted spatial dependence. Second, there are α-convergence and β-convergence. Inequality of regional labor productivity between townships declined from 1991 to 2001. Poor townships displayed faster economic growth rates than wealthy ones. Last, the estimation results of spatial lag models indicate spatial spillover effects matter for regional economic growth. Regions can significantly benefit from high economic growth of neighboring regions.

Topic Category 人文學 > 地理及區域研究
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