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The Cohesion vs Growth Tradeoff - Evidence from EU Regions (1980-2000)

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  • Matthieu Crozet

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  • Pamina Koenig

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This paper provides an empirical investigation of the cohesion versus growth tradeoff on European regions at a fine geographical disaggregation level. We use data on gdp per capita at the NUTS3 level for 1980-2000 to estimate the influence of income dispersion within NUTS1 on their economic growth. We analyze the existence of the tradeoff using Redding and Venables’(2004) approach. From a simple new economic geography model in which we add a technological externality in order to allow for local growth, we derive an estimable equation linking the level of factor prices in a region to the level of inequalities inside that region, as well as the region’s access to markets. Our results show a positive relation between the gdp per capita growth rate of a region and the change in the level of inequalities inside the region. Finally, an increase in market potential, as expected, has an unambiguous positive impact on local growth.

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Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa05p716.

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  1. Brülhart, Marius & Sbergami, Federica, 2008. "Agglomeration and Growth: Cross-Country Evidence," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 6941, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Leitão, Nuno Carlos, 2012. "A panel data modelling of agglomeration and growth: cross-country evidence," MPRA Paper 37501, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Steven Poelhekke & Frederick Van der Ploeg, 2008. "Growth, Foreign Direct Investment and Urban Concentrations: Unbundling Spatial Lags," CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Group Munich 2474, CESifo Group Munich.
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  5. Bräuninger, Michael & Niebuhr, Annekatrin, 2005. "Agglomeration, Spatial Interaction and Convergence in the EU," HWWA Discussion Papers, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA) 322, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA).
  6. Philippe Martin, 2005. "The geography of inequalities in Europe," Sciences Po publications, Sciences Po info:hdl:2441/9283, Sciences Po.
  7. Tripathi, Sabyasachi, 2012. "Large Agglomerations and Economic Growth in Urban India: An Application of Panel Data Model," MPRA Paper 41574, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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