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Determinants of Regional Growth in Portugal: An Empirical Analysis

Vol. 8, No 4, 2015

José R. Pires Manso

 

Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal,

 

pmanso@ubi.pt

DETERMINANTS OF REGIONAL GROWTH IN PORTUGAL:

AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS

António J. Fernandes de Matos

 

Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal,

 

E-mails: fmatos@ubi.pt; antoniomatos57@gmail.com

 

Cláudia C. M. Carvalho

 

Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal,

 

 klaudiecristine@hotmail.com

 

Abstract. This paper aims to define the determinants of regional growth in Portugal, at the NUTS III level, in a time span between 1999 and 2010. A panel data approach is used as well as the fixed, random and pooled effects models, all of them with and without trend.

The results from the panel data and the Hausman test show that the model that best portrays the reality under study is the panel data with random effects model. The performed analysis allowed us to confirm that employment, sectorial GVA, electricity consumption, number of museums and landline phone accesses have a positive association with the regional per capita GDP. Surprisingly, the number of residents, population density, number of medical doctors and technical progress presents a negative correlation instead.

 

Received: January, 2015

1st Revision: June, 2015

Accepted: November, 2015

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2015/8-4/1

JEL Classification: O47, R58

Keywords: Growth, determinants of regional development, panel data, random effects model, fixed effects model.