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Interpersonal transfers: Do they impact the growth of poor and rich European regions?

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  • Meunier, Olivier

    () (Centre de Recherches en Economie Régionale et Politique Economique (CERPE))

  • Mignolet , Michel

    () (Centre de Recherches en Economie Régionale et Politique Economique (CERPE))

  • Mulquin, Marie-Eve

    () (Centre de Recherches en Economie Régionale et Politique Economique (CERPE))

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how national interpersonaltransfer policies affect regions’ economic growth. Reviewing the economic literature,we found only incidental evidences and contradictory conclusions. Our objective isto provide some statistical evidence of the relation between interregional interpersonalredistribution towards poor European regions and their relative growth. Usingsome recent developments in the field of spatial data analysis, we found that interpersonaltransfers do not seem to affect negatively the economic growth of poor Europeanregions, while it is not possible to assert their impact on rich regions.

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  • Meunier, Olivier & Mignolet , Michel & Mulquin, Marie-Eve, 2007. "Interpersonal transfers: Do they impact the growth of poor and rich European regions?," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 10, pages 155-170.
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    1. Jose Villaverde & Adolfo Maza & María Hierro, 2014. "The Effects of Interpersonal Fiscal Redistribution on Provincial Growth and Convergence in Spain," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 209(2), pages 151-170, June.
    2. Marie-Eve Mulquin & Katja Senger, 2011. "Interregional transfers and economic convergence of regions," Serie Politique Economique 58, Université de Namur, Centre de Recherches en Economie Regionale et Politique Economique.

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    Keywords

    Income transfers; regional growth; spatial dependence;

    JEL classification:

    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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