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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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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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  11. Nuno Crespo & Maria Paula Fontoura, 2006. "Regional Integration and Internal Economic Geography - an Empirical Evaluation with Portuguese Data," Working Papers Department of Economics 2006/25, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
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