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Agglomération et politiques régionales de soutien de l'offre

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  • Sylvie Charlot
  • Carl Gaigné

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This paper aims to determine if central authorities can favour the location of some economic activities in periphery areas. In order to do it, we build a theoretical framework close to the Krugman and Venables’ one [1995], explicitly introducing regional policy of a central authority. We show that a regional policy of fiscal aid is less efficient, in order to reduce regional inequalities, than a regional policy increasing firm productivity. Nevertheless, this policy can counteract the excessive concentration of firms if it targets competitive and labour intensive sectors. Classification JEL : R13, R58

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  • Sylvie Charlot & Carl Gaigné, 2002. "Agglomération et politiques régionales de soutien de l'offre," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 112(1), pages 47-63.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_121_0047
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    Keywords

    economic geography; active regional policy; aménagement du territoire;

    JEL classification:

    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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