Public Policy for Regional Development

Public Policy for Regional Development

by Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
     
 

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This book draws on the expertise of both North American and European specialists of regional economics, evaluating the impact of economic policy in certain regions and considering alternative policies to foster regional economic development and improve the employment and income of the residents of these regions.

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Overview

This book draws on the expertise of both North American and European specialists of regional economics, evaluating the impact of economic policy in certain regions and considering alternative policies to foster regional economic development and improve the employment and income of the residents of these regions.

Martinez-Vazquez and Vaillancourt have gathered chapters from a renowned international pool of experts, arguing for the importance of human capital in the regional economics process. The first section of the book examines the policy tools and process relevant to regional development, presenting evidence on both the American and Irish experience. The second focuses on the empirical evidence on the impact of taxes and public spending in Canada and the USA. The third examines methodological issues, looking particularly at Spain and Poland.

Editorial Reviews

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'This book presents fresh views on policy, methodology, and trends in regional economies in Europe and the North America. It will be of broad interest to regional scientists, geographers, and regional economists, as well as though in the policy community.' William Beyers (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135972592
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/20/2008
Series:
Routledge Studies in Global Competition
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jorge Martinez-Vazquez is Professor of Economics and Director of the International Studies Programme at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.

François Vaillancourt is Professor of Economics at the Université de Montréal.

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