The impact of investments in special economic zones on regional development: the case of Poland
Adam Ambroziak () and
Christopher Hartwell ()
Regional Studies, 2018, vol. 52, issue 10, 1322-1331
Special economic zones (SEZs) in Poland were established explicitly to enhance regional development, crafting a series of investment incentives designed to boost investment attractiveness in particular regions. How have these incentives fared in reality? To capture the impact of SEZs upon regional development in the country, we use a counterfactual evaluation method across a number of important metrics, including company investment, number of companies and unemployment. The analysis shows that SEZs have had a strongly positive impact upon the development of the least-developed regions in Poland, while in relatively richer ones the effect was weak or even negative.
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