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Globalization, Industrial Policy and Clusters

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  • Forslid, Rikard
  • Ulltveit-Moe, Karen-Helene

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This Paper analyses industrial policy in a high wage open economy hosting an agglomeration consisting of vertically linked upstream and downstream firms. We show that optimal policy towards upstream industries typically differ from the optimal policy towards downstream industries. Internationalization impacts on the costs as well as on the benefits related to sustaining an industrial agglomeration. Whether maintaining the agglomeration is compatible with a welfare maximizing policy is shown to depend on level of economic integration.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 3129.

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Date of creation: Jan 2002
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:3129

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Keywords: economic geography; globalization; industrial clusters; industrial policy;

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  1. Lefilleur, Julien & Maurel, Mathilde, 2010. "Inter- and intra-industry linkages as a determinant of FDI in Central and Eastern Europe," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 309-330, September.

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