Regional Policies and Comparative Advantage

Regional Policies and Comparative Advantage

by Borje Johansson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840648341

ISBN-13: 9781840648348

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

The editors (professors of economics and public policy from Jönköping U., Sweden and George Mason U., U.S.) present 21 chapters that were first presented at an international workshop in June 1999 titled "Evaluation of Regional Policies" and co-sponsored by the European Union and the Swedish Saving Bank. The papers are organized into four sections that

Overview

The editors (professors of economics and public policy from Jönköping U., Sweden and George Mason U., U.S.) present 21 chapters that were first presented at an international workshop in June 1999 titled "Evaluation of Regional Policies" and co-sponsored by the European Union and the Swedish Saving Bank. The papers are organized into four sections that explore regional policy and the location of economic opportunity, policy evaluation approaches, methodological considerations of policy evaluation and policy application, and conceptual contributions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840648348
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresviii
List of Tablesx
Contributorsxiii
Acknowledgementsxv
Prefacexvi
1Introduction: Regional Policy Evaluation in the New Economic Geography1
Part 1Regional Policy and Location
2Agglomeration, Economies of Scale and Dynamic Specialisation in a Central Place System25
3Regional Policy in the Internet Age: The Effects of Technological Change On Regional Development49
4Nomadic Firms in a Network Economy: Comparative Analysis and Policy Perspectives77
5Network Co-evolution with Cost-Benefit Rules: A Simulation Experiment103
6Policies or Market Incentives? Major Changes in the Geographical Sources of Technology in the United States, 1945 -95127
Part 2Evaluating Regional Policy
7Regional Policy Evaluation and Labour Market Adjustment153
8The Evaluation of UK Regional Policy: How much Progress has been Made?173
9Counteracting the Counterfactual: New Evidence on the Impact of Local Policy from the Residuals209
10The Counterfactual Path: Defining the Non-Support Activity Level when Estimating Programme Effects239
11A Computable General Equilibrium Approach to the Ex Post Evaluation of Regional Development Agency Policies253
12Multi-level Regional Policies and Programmes in France: European Norms, Methods and First Applications283
13Evaluation of the Employment Effects of United Kingdom Enterprise Zones: A Comparison of New Start-ups and Inward Investors301
14Rural Areas in Crisis? The Role of the Welfare State in Income Creation: The Case of Denmark323
Part 3Regional Policy: Methodological Approaches
15Methods for Identifying Functional Regions: Theory and Applications367
16European Integration and International Trade in Manufacturing: Productivity Considerations and Employment Consequences391
17Regional Development Potentials and Policy Options for Selected EU Regions425
18Deindustrialisation and Regional Productivity: Swedish Manufacturing Industry, 1970-90441
Part 4New Concepts and Perspectives
19Place Surplus, Exit, Voice and Loyalty469
20Capital and the Regions: Other Concepts in Need of Evaluation489
21How can Regional Policies Influence the Location Advantages of a Region?503
Index515

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