Publicado en: LACEA WORKING PAPER SERIES No. 0038 – February 2020
This work contributes to the regional development literature by constructing a multidimensional indicator of regional development and carrying out a convergence analysis applying the novel methodology of Philips and Sul (2007). The convergence analysis contrast processes of global and in clubs convergence of regions in Uruguay in the period 2007-2015. The findings rule out the hypothesis of global convergence for the period analyzed, but it identifies convergence in clubs, distinguishing 3 clubs with specific development dynamics. The paper adds to the debate of place based versus place neutral policies.
Keywords: regional economic development; multidimensional indicator; convergence; clubs.