National Regional Families on the European Area
2009 (English)In: 49th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
The analysis of regional economic performance on the European area is from a national point of view a comparative decision making process. Heterogeneity between regions interferes with the reliability and validity of such studies. Therefore, a comparative framework for European regional studies related to regional disparities in a country is of critical importance. In this paper, a methodology is proposed to establish a typology which aims at making analysis of European regions more meaningful from a Swedish point of view. The established typology is founded on two continuous variables and one nominal variable and has been elaborated with a statistical clustering and classification process. The new typology comprises 39 European regions organized in six relatively homogenous regional families that can be used for analytical purposes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Economic Geography, European Regions, Comparative analysis, Cluster Analysis, Typology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-79105OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-79105DiVA: diva2:495117
49th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International. Łódź. August 25 - August 29 2009
QC 201204122012-02-082012-02-082012-04-12Bibliographically approved