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Agglomération et politiques régionales de soutien de l'offre

Sylvie Charlot () and Carl Gaigne

Revue d'économie politique, 2002, vol. 112, issue 1, 47-63

Abstract: This paper aims to determine if central authorities can favour the location of some economic activities in periphery areas. In order to do it, we build a theoretical framework close to the Krugman and Venables’ one [1995], explicitly introducing regional policy of a central authority. We show that a regional policy of fiscal aid is less efficient, in order to reduce regional inequalities, than a regional policy increasing firm productivity. Nevertheless, this policy can counteract the excessive concentration of firms if it targets competitive and labour intensive sectors. Classification JEL : R13, R58

Keywords: economic geography; active regional policy; aménagement du territoire (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R13 R58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002
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