Nierówności regionalne a wzrost gospodarczy – weryfikacja hipotezy odwróconego U Williamsona
Author(s): Wojciech Kisiała
Regional inequalities vs. economic growth - testing Williamson’s inverted U-curve hypothesis.
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: Williamson hypothesis; regional inequalities; economic growth; Poland; Central and Eastern Europe
Summary/Abstract: An analysis was made of relations between the level of economic growth in selected European Union countries and identified regional inequalities. The theoretical conception adopted to describe and explain those relations was the so-called Williamson hypothesis  in which the relation between the scale of regional inequalities and economic growth is illustrated by a curve shaped like an inverted U. In the analysed group of countries it was possible to observe both, convergence symptoms manifesting themselves in national economies coming ever closer to the mean EU level as well as intra-state divergence tendencies, i.e. widening economic inter-regional differences. The Williamson hypothesis was not verified in an unequivocal way.
- Issue Year: 2016
- Issue No: 439
- Page Range: 167-177
- Page Count: 11
- Language: Polish