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Agglomeration and inequality across space: What can we learn from the European experience?

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  • Rosella Nicolini

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

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The purpose of this contribution is to draw a picture of the (uneven) distribution of economic activities across the states of the European Union (EU) and the consequences entailed by it. We will briefly summarize the most salient and recent contributions. Then, in the light of the economic geography theory, we will discuss the economic and social advantages and disadvantages associated with a core– periphery structure. In this sense, particular attention will be addressed to the EU financial system of Structural Funds and the effects they produced. Finally, we will formulate some suggestions, relying on the EU experience, that could be of interest to the current Brazilian regional policy.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea0809.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea0809

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Keywords: Core-periphery structure; Inequality; EU policies; Brazil;

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