Sources of economic growth in CEEC regions – a structural disaggregation Cover Image

Źródła wzrostu gospodarczego w regionach krajów Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej – dezagregacja strukturalna
Sources of economic growth in CEEC regions – a structural disaggregation

Author(s): Maciej Smętkowski
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: EUROREG - Uniwersytet Warszawski, Regional Studies Association - Sekcja Polska
Keywords: regional development; structural change; development factors; Central and Eastern European countries

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyzes the sources of economic growth in the regions of Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) using a multi-dimensional approach that takes into account: a) disaggregation of the economic structure; b) the international and national contexts of regional development processes; and c) the main types of regions. The results corroborate the validity of such an approach, showing the interrelationships between the development dynamics of individual regions and the structural changes that are difficult or impossible to identify using an analysis of aggregated values. In particular, the analyses conducted as part of the study help identify the key constituents of metropolization processes taking place in the regions of major city centres, the progress of reindustrialisation processes occurring in transitional regions, and the mechanisms underpinning development of peripheral regions. Based on these differences, the author formulates some general recommendations for policies implemented in these types of regions.

  • Issue Year: 15/2014
  • Issue No: 56
  • Page Range: 5-27
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish