The book “Assimetrias e Convergência Regional: Implicações para a Descentralização e Regionalização em Portugal” [Asymmetries and Regional Convergence: Implications for Decentralization and Regionalization in Portugal] was written by a research team from the University of Minho’s School of Economics and Management (EEG), composed by Professors Fernando Alexandre, João Cerejeira, Miguel Portela and Miguel Rodrigues, director of the CICP, with the collaboration of Hélder Costa.
Throughout the book, it is presented a description of asymmetries and their evolution at the levels of NUTS III, GDP per capita, population and their qualifications and productive specialization. Asymmetries between regions have been shown to result in asynchronous economic cycles, creating the need for specific policies that enable regions to protect themselves from shocks, as well as to develop and implement their own growth strategies.
The book, published in May of 2019 by the Associação Comercial do Porto (ACP), has the preface by Nuno Botelho (President of the ACP Direction) and Valente de Oliveira (Coordinator of the ACP Advisory Council) and has 206 pages divided into 6 chapters.
Some Implications for the (Re) Organization of the State