Hierarchical spatial interaction among the Italian regions: A nonlinear relative dynamics approach

Paolo Postiglione, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings

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Abstract

Regional interactions and spillover effects should be considered as important factors in growth analysis of regional economies. Using modified versions of the Dendrinos-Sonis model, this paper analyses the spatial hierarchical system of Italy. The interaction among Italian regions is considered at three different levels of spatial aggregation, the NUTS-1, NUTS-2 and NUTS-3 levels. Compared to more popular spatial econometric approaches, the Dendrinos-Sonis model and its extensions provide greater flexibility in the way interaction between regions is handled but the results strongly depend on the choice of a reference region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-382
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Geographical Systems
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 2008

Keywords

  • Dendrinos-Sonis model
  • Income
  • Italy
  • Regional interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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