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Spatial Bias and the Location of Footloose Industry: A Simple Regional Model

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  • Frances P. Ruane

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This paper develops a simple regional model to analyze the spatial consequences of sectoral policies. The model focuses o n the regional specificity and footlooseness of different sectors, an d shows that any policy which alters the balance between sectors in a n economy inevitably alters the distribution of economic activities a cross regions. This is true even when the effect of policy is to expa nd a sector in which production units are completely footloose.

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Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 20 (1987)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 506-18

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Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:20:y:1987:i:3:p:506-18

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  1. Lynn Killen & Frances Ruane, 1998. "The Regional Dimension of Industrial Policy and Performance in the Republic of Ireland," Economics Policy Papers 983, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.

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