Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

The Convergence Process and the Effects of the Economic Crisis in Central-Eastern Europe

Author(s): DÓRA SZENDI

Journal: Romanian Review of Regional Studies
ISSN 1841-1576

Volume: IX;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 79;
Date: 2013;
VIEW PDF   PDF DOWNLOAD PDF   Download PDF Original page

Keywords: Convergence club | Economic crisis | Central-Eastern Europe | Williamson hypothesis

The economic convergence and the effects of the economic crisis is a very popular research question. In this paper I propose to examine the convergence process in Central and Eastern Europe by testing the Williamson hypothesis form a multiscalar perspective: at national and at different regional levels as well. By using time series for the GDP per capita, I will try to answer three basic issues: firstly, the trends in convergence/divergence in Central and Eastern Europe, secondly, which convergence clubs have evolved in the analysed space, and, finally, the effects of the financial and economic crisis on the convergence process.
Why do you need a reservation system?      Save time & money - Smart Internet Solutions