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The Displacement and Multiplier Effects of Regional Selective Assistance: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

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  • Gary Gillespie
  • Peter Mcgregor
  • J. Kim Swales
  • Ya Ping Yin

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This paper uses a hybrid approach to simulate the effects of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) for Scotland. This combines 'industrial survey' estimation of the direct impacts and computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling of the system-wide effects. The results are compared to those derived using the method currently adopted in official evaluation studies of RSA and other regional regeneration policy instruments. The CGE approach captures capacity, labour market displacement and migration effects ignored in existing studies. Simulation identifies the conditions under which these effects are likely to be quantitatively important. A partir d'une facon hybride, cet article cherche a simuler pour l'Ecosse l'impact des primes regionales. Une estimation des effets directs a partir d'une enquete aupres de l'industrie se voit allier a la modelisation des effets generalises par une analyse d'equilibre general sur ordinateur. On compare les resultats a ceux qui proviennent des methodes employees actuellement dans les etudes officielles qui evaluent l'impact des primes regionales et d'autres incitations a finalite regionale. L'analyse d'equilibre general sur ordinateur saisit les effets de capacite, de deplacement du marche du travail et de migration dont les etudes anterieures ne tiennent pas compte. La simulation identifie les conditions selon lesquelles ces effets risquent d'etre quantitativement importants. Dieser Aufsatz benutzt eine Mischform des Ansatzes, um die Wirkung regionaler selektiver Hilfeleistung (Regional Selective Assistance= RSA) fur Schottland zu simulieren. Hierbei werden industrielle Ubersichtsschatzungen unmittelbare Auswirkungen mit der berechenbaren Erstellung des allgemeinen Equilibriums (Computable General Equilibrium= CGE) der Wirkungen kombiniert, die das gesamte System betreffen. Die Ergebnisse werden mit denen verglichen, die unter Benutzung der gegenwartig in offiziellen Bewertungsstudien der RSA und anderen Instrumenten der regionalen Regenerationspolitik benutzt werden. Der CGE Ansatz erfasst Kapazitat, Arbeitsmarkverschiebungen und Wanderungseffekte, die bereits vorhandene Studien vernachlassigt hatten. Simulation identifiziert die Bedingungen, unter denen diese Effekte von quantitativer Bedeutung sein konnten.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 35 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 125-139

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Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:35:y:2001:i:2:p:125-139

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Keywords: Regional Policy; Displacement; Multipliers; Computable General Equilibrium (CGE); Regional Selective Assistance (RSA); Scotland;

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  1. Mark Partridge & Dan Rickman, 2010. "Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling for Regional Economic Development Analysis," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(10), pages 1311-1328.
  2. Giesecke, James A. & Madden, John R., 2013. "Regional Computable General Equilibrium Modeling," Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier.
  3. Kim Swales, 2008. "The Relative Efficiency of Automatic and Discretionary Industrial Aid," Working Papers 0812, University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics.
  4. Byers, Steven & Cutler, Harvey & Davies, Stephen P., 2004. "Estimating Costs and Benefits of Economic Growth: A CGE-Based Study of Tax Incentives in a Rapidly Growing Region," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 34(2).
  5. Gillespie, Gary & McGregor, Peter G. & Swales, J. Kim & Yin, Yan Ping, 1999. "A Computable General Equilibrium Approach to the Ex Post Evaluation of Regional Development Agency Policies," ERSA conference papers ersa99pa260, European Regional Science Association.
  6. Michelle Gilmartin & Kim Swales & Karen Turner, 2008. "A Comparison of Results From MRIO and Interregional Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Analyses of the Impacts of a Positive Demand Shock on the ‘CO2 Trade Balance’ Between Scotland and," Working Papers 0808, University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics.
  7. Linda Ferguson & Peter Mcgregor & J. Kim Swales & Karen Turner & Ya Ping Yin, 2005. "Incorporating sustainability indicators into a computable general equilibrium model of the scottish economy," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(2), pages 103-140.
  8. Sébastien Mary & Euan Phimister & Deborah Roberts & Fabien Santini, 2013. "Testing the sensitivity of CGE results: A Monte Carlo Filtering approach to an application to rural development policies in Aberdeenshire," JRC-IPTS Working Papers JRC85290, Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre.

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