Testing convergence of European regions: A semiparametric approach

T.T. Azomahou, J. El Ouardighi, P. van Nguyen*, T.K.C. Pham

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


We provide a reappraisal of income convergence across european regions over the last two decades by using a semiparametric partially linear model to approximate the relationship between the average growth rate of gdp per capita and the initial gdp per capita. Estimation results point out both country heterogeneity and non-linearity in the convergence process. The findings suggest that low income regions, in particular those from new adhesion countries, diverge while medium income regions converge and that there is no evidence of convergence for high income regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1202-1210
JournalEconomic Modelling
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


Dive into the research topics of 'Testing convergence of European regions: A semiparametric approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this