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Investment Premiums: Expensive but Hardly Effective

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  • Folmer, Henk
  • Nijkamp, Peter

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This paper discusses the effects of the investment premiums arrangement, which is one of the main instruments of regional economic policy in most Western countries. On the basis of theoretical considerations and various Dutch case studies, it is concluded that a basic revision of this policy instrument might lead to a reduction of the costs and an improvement of the effects. The case study presented in this paper applies the LISREL framework which allows the handling of latent and observable variables simultaneously. In this way, effects of policy packages, which are defined as latent variables, can be analyzed. Copyright 1987 by WWZ and Helbing & Lichtenhahn Verlag AG

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Volume (Year): 40 (1987)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 43-72

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Handle: RePEc:bla:kyklos:v:40:y:1987:i:1:p:43-72

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  1. H Folmer & G A van der Knaap, 1981. "A linear structural equation approach to cross-sectional models with lagged variables," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 13(12), pages 1529-1537, December.
  2. Hordijk, L., 1974. "Spatial correlation in the disturbances of a linear interregional model," Regional and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 4(2), pages 117-140, October.
  3. Lovell, Michael C, 1983. "Data Mining," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 65(1), pages 1-12, February.
  4. Dijkstra, Theo, 1983. "Some comments on maximum likelihood and partial least squares methods," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 22(1-2), pages 67-90.
  5. L Hordijk & P Nijkamp, 1977. "Dynamic models of spatial autocorrelation," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 9(5), pages 505-519, May.
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  1. Franz, Wolfgang & Schalk, Hans J., 1994. "Eine kritische W├╝rdigung der Wirksamkeit der regionalen Investitionsf├Ârderung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland," Discussion Papers 17, University of Konstanz, Center for International Labor Economics (CILE).
  2. Nijkamp, P., 1990. "Regional economic growth and regional policy : a European perspective," Serie Research Memoranda 0076, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.

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