Reconciling Practice with Theory in the Micro-Evaluation of Regional Policy
AbstractThis paper seeks to reconcile evaluative practice with theory, focusing on the micro-evaluation of UK regional industrial policy. Two issues are examined: the measurement of the pecuniary external effects, including displacement and linkages; and the concept of 'additionality', which is central to the industrial survey approach. It argues that current evaluative practice is at odds with theory, but while cost-benefit analysis simplifies the measurement of the external effects, it has other features that may limit its appeal. On 'additionality', the paper traces its evolution, and shows that it is a multi-dimensional concept. It argues that in practice the use of 'additionality' is deficient as it ignores the firm's private funds and all forms of deadweight transfer.
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Volume (Year): 21 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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