- Joop de Beer (daily supervisor)
- Leo van Wissen (principle investigator)

- DEM: demographic factors affecting convergence/divergence in ageing
- ECON: relationship between convergence/divergence in ageing and convergence/divergence in economies
- URBRUR: urban/rural differences in regional convergence/divergence in ageing
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EU-27

NUTS-2 (261)

2003-2012

- Eurostat (population structures; mortality)
- European Regional Database (Cambridge Econometrics)

- Presented at European Population Conference, September 2016
- Under second revision in
*Genus*

1 step

\[ TSR_2 - TSR_1 = \frac{W_2}{NW_2} - \frac{W_1}{NW_1} = \]

\[ = [\frac{1}{2} * (W_2 + W_1) * (\frac{1}{NW_2} - \frac{1}{NW_1})] + [\frac{1}{2} * (\frac{1}{NW_2} + \frac{1}{NW_1}) * (W_2 - W_1)] \]

2 step

\[ W_2 = W_1 + CT + M_W - D_W \]

- Presented at Regional Studies Conference, April 2016
- Presented at Third Russian Economic Congress, December 2016
- Under first revision in
*Journal of Demographic Economics*

- Convergence/divergence in ageing
- Convergence/divergence in economies

Decomposition of GDP growth

\[ \frac{GDP_2/P_2}{GDP_1/P_1} = \frac{GDP_2/W_2}{GDP_1/W_1} * \frac{W_2/P_2}{W_1/P_1} \]

\[ \frac{GDP_2/P_2}{GDP_1/P_1} = \frac{GDP_2/W_2}{GDP_1/W_1} * \frac{W_2/P_2}{W_1/P_1} \]

Counterfactual analysis

- Convergence/divergence in economies with no change in population structures
- Additional effect of changes in population structures

- Presented at Dutch Demography Day, November 2016
- To be presented at Belgian Demography Day, March 2017
- To be submitted in May 2017