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  • Elisenda Paluzie

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    (University of Barcelona, Department of Economic Theory, Av. Diagonal 690, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)

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This article aims to analyze the effects of trade policies on the pattern of regional inequalities within a country. It is inspired, firstly, by the debate concerning the role of protectionist policies in the development of a pattern of striking regional inequalities during the Spanish industrialization process and, secondly, by current evidence of an increase in these inequalities following Spain's entry in the EU, in 1986. We employ an economic geography model comprising three regions: two domestic and one external. Labor mobility is permitted between the domestic regions but not with the external region. The model shows that trade liberalization increases regional inequalities.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 80 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 67-85

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Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:80:y:2001:i:1:p:67-85

Note: Received: 4 March 1999
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Keywords: Regional inequalities; trade liberalization; industrial location;

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  10. Daumal, Marie, 2010. "The Impact of Trade Openness on Regional Inequality: the Cases of India and Brazil," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/4295, Paris Dauphine University.
  11. Nuno Crespo & Maria Paula Fontoura, 2008. "Regional Integration and International Economic Geography in the Portuguese Case - an update," Working Papers Department of Economics 2008/51, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
  12. Pasquale Commendatore & Ingrid Kubin & Carmelo Petraglia & Iryna Sushko, 2012. "Economic integration and agglomeration in a customs union in the presence of an outside region," Department of Economics Working Papers wuwp146, Vienna University of Economics, Department of Economics.

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