Regional Policies and Comparative Advantage

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840648348
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface
1 Introduction: Regional Policy Evaluation in the New Economic Geography 1
2 Agglomeration, Economies of Scale and Dynamic Specialisation in a Central Place System 25
3 Regional Policy in the Internet Age: The Effects of Technological Change On Regional Development 49
4 Nomadic Firms in a Network Economy: Comparative Analysis and Policy Perspectives 77
5 Network Co-evolution with Cost-Benefit Rules: A Simulation Experiment 103
6 Policies or Market Incentives? Major Changes in the Geographical Sources of Technology in the United States, 1945-95 127
7 Regional Policy Evaluation and Labour Market Adjustment 153
8 The Evaluation of UK Regional Policy: How much Progress has been Made? 173
9 Counteracting the Counterfactual: New Evidence on the Impact of Local Policy from the Residuals 209
10 The Counterfactual Path: Defining the Non-Support Activity Level when Estimating Programme Effects 239
11 A Computable General Equilibrium Approach to the Ex Post Evaluation of Regional Development Agency Policies 253
12 Multi-level Regional Policies and Programmes in France: European Norms, Methods and First Applications 283
13 Evaluation of the Employment Effects of United Kingdom Enterprise Zones: A Comparison of New Start-ups and Inward Investors 301
14 Rural Areas in Crisis? The Role of the Welfare State in Income Creation: The Case of Denmark 323
15 Methods for Identifying Functional Regions: Theory and Applications 367
16 European Integration and International Trade in Manufacturing: Productivity Considerations and Employment Consequences 391
17 Regional Development Potentials and Policy Options for Selected EU Regions 425
18 Deindustrialisation and Regional Productivity: Swedish Manufacturing Industry, 1970-90 441
19 Place Surplus, Exit, Voice and Loyalty 469
20 Capital and the Regions: Other Concepts in Need of Evaluation 489
21 How can Regional Policies Influence the Location Advantages of a Region? 503
Index 515
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