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Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Slow Regional Convergence Despite Recovery

Between 2013 and 2018, the disparities in GDP per capita between the Autonomous Communities have barely reduced. This is unusual given that regional convergence in Spain has always appeared to be cyclical in nature.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The expansion phase prior to the recession coincided with a convergence phase, and divergence occurred during the crisis.
  • However, the recent expansion does not show that lower income Autonomous Communities are growing above average.

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