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Regional economic policies. Four country cases

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  • Gerson Javier Perez
  • Peter Rowland

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This paper presents four case-studies of economies with developed regional policies; the European Union, Spain, Italy and Brazil. These cases have been chosen due to their relevance when studying regional problems in Colombia. Regional policy has performed relatively poorly in all cases since regional disparities have not been significantly reduced. However, one could argue that disparities would have been larger without these policy initiatives; the results thus highlight the difficulties involved in developing successful regional policy

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  • Gerson Javier Perez & Peter Rowland, 2004. "Regional economic policies. Four country cases," Colombian Economic Journal, Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Economicas, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Valle, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, vol. 2(1), pages 81-120, November.
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    1. Juan David Barón & Gerson Javier pérez & Peter Rowland, 2004. "A Regional Economic Policy for Colombia," REVISTA DE ECONOMÍA DEL ROSARIO, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO, December.

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    Keywords

    regional economics; regional development policy; convergence; location;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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