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Economic Geography and Public Policy
     

Economic Geography and Public Policy

by Richard Baldwin, Rikard Forslid, Philippe Martin, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Frederic Robert-Nicoud
 

ISBN-10: 069112311X

ISBN-13: 9780691123110

Pub. Date: 01/03/2005

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Research on the spatial aspects of economic activity has flourished over the past decade due to the emergence of new theory, new data, and an intense interest on the part of policymakers, especially in Europe but increasingly in North America and elsewhere as well. However, these efforts—collectively known as the "new economic geography"—have devoted

Overview

Research on the spatial aspects of economic activity has flourished over the past decade due to the emergence of new theory, new data, and an intense interest on the part of policymakers, especially in Europe but increasingly in North America and elsewhere as well. However, these efforts—collectively known as the "new economic geography"—have devoted little attention to the policy implications of the new theory.

Economic Geography and Public Policy fills the gap by illustrating many new policy insights economic geography models can offer to the realm of theoretical policy analysis. Focusing primarily on trade policy, tax policy, and regional policy, Richard Baldwin and coauthors show how these models can be used to make sense of real-world situations. The book not only provides much fresh analysis but also synthesizes insights from the existing literature.

The authors begin by presenting and analyzing the widest range of new economic geography models to date. From there they proceed to examine previously unaddressed welfare and policy issues including, in separate sections, trade policy (unilateral, reciprocal, and preferential), tax policy (agglomeration with taxes and public goods, tax competition and agglomeration), and regional policy (infrastructure policies and the political economy of regional subsidies). A well-organized, engaging narrative that progresses smoothly from fundamentals to more complex material, Economic Geography and Public Policy is essential reading for graduate students, researchers, and policymakers seeking new approaches to spatial policy issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691123110
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/03/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • CONTENTS, pg. vii
  • CHAPTER 1 Introduction, pg. 1
  • CHAPTER 2. The Core–Periphery Model, pg. 9
  • CHAPTER 3. The Footloose Capital Model, pg. 68
  • CHAPTER 4. The Footloose Entrepreneur Model, pg. 91
  • CHAPTER 5. Linear Models, pg. 110
  • CHAPTER 6. The Constructed Capital Model, pg. 137
  • CHAPTER 7. Global and Local Spillovers Models, pg. 155
  • CHAPTER 8. Vertical Linkages Models, pg. 190
  • CHAPTER 9. Policy and Economic Geography: What’s New?, pg. 227
  • CHAPTER 10. A Typology of Welfare Effects: Regional Perspective, pg. 243
  • CHAPTER 11. Efficiency, Equity and Optimal Agglomeration, pg. 252
  • CHAPTER 12. Unilateral Trade Policy, pg. 277
  • CHAPTER 13. Reciprocal Trade Agreements, pg. 317
  • CHAPTER 14. Preferential Trade Agreements, pg. 330
  • CHAPTER 15. Agglomeration with Taxation and Public Goods, pg. 365
  • CHAPTER 16. Tax Competition and Agglomeration, pg. 391
  • CHAPTER 17. Infrastructure Policies and Economic Geography, pg. 425
  • CHAPTER 18. Political Economics of Regional Subsidies, pg. 448
  • CHAPTER 19. Concluding Remarks and Directions for Future Research, pg. 472
  • INDEX, pg. 481

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