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Spatial distribution of innovative activities and economic performances: A geographical-friendly model

  • Eric BROUILLAT (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113)
  • Yannick LUNG (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113)

The paper identifies 5 stylized facts to characterize the geographic distribution of innovative activities in France (mainly its high concentration in the region Ile-de-France). It proposes an original model of regional growth in a knowledge-based economy considering the density of RD activities and the connectivity to the other regions. The model is computed and run into 2 different configurations: equidistribution and overconcentration. The simulations’ results lead to the conclusion that the equidistribution configuration is Pareto-efficient (higher growth rate of the national economy, lower income spatial inequalities) compared to the overconcentration. Policy implications are discussed in conclusion.

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Paper provided by Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée in its series Cahiers du GREThA with number 2010-11.

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Handle: RePEc:grt:wpegrt:2010-11
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