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Convergence across the four Central and Eastern European states

Author: Mgr. Daniyar Akhmetov
Year: 2010 - summer
Leaders: doc. PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.
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Work type: Masters
Specialization - IMESS
Language: English
Pages: 54
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Abstract: The aim of the work is to analyze the convergence in the Czech Republic for the period of 1996-2006. The paper is based primarily on the Barro and Sala-i-Martin’s theories of convergence of sub-national territorial units. The regression results proved assumptions to be realistic. The main model concentrates on a panel data approach that captures the extent to which new transport infrastructure influences within-nation regional convergence. This paper developed a regional approach to evaluate the impact of transport infrastructure, human capital and migration in four Central and Eastern European countries – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic. The aim is to present an overview of the convergence process of the Czech regions between 1996 and 2006. A neoclassical growth model is used as a framework to study convergence across the 14 administrative units of the Czech Republic. Data on gross value added per capita are exploited.

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