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Regional economic policies. Four country cases

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  • Gerson Javier Perez
  • Peter Rowland

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    (Banco de la Republica)

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This paper presents four case-studies of economies with developed regional policies; the European Union, Spain, Italy and Brazil. These cases have been chosen due to their relevance when studying regional problems in Colombia. Regional policy has performed relatively poorly in all cases since regional disparities have not been significantly reduced. However, one could argue that disparities would have been larger without these policy initiatives; the results thus highlight the difficulties involved in developing successful regional policy

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Article provided by Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Economicas, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Valle, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia in its journal Colombian Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 2 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (November)
Pages: 81-120

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Handle: RePEc:cej:primer:v:2:y:2004:i:1:p:81-120

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Keywords: regional economics; regional development policy; convergence; location;

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  1. Juan David Barón & Gerson Javier Pérez & Peter Rowland, 2004. "A Regional Economic Policy For Colombia," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 001931, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.

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