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Regional growth strategies: fiscal versus institutional governmental policies

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  • Ingrid Ott

    () (Institute of Economics, University of Lüneburg)

  • Susanne Soretz

    () (Institute of Economics, Leibnitz University of Hannover)

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This paper analyzes the growth impact of fiscal and institutional governmental policies in a regional context. The government provides a productive input that is complementary to private capital. Institutional policies include the decision about the type of public input as well as on the size of the region as determined by the number of firms. Fiscal policies decide on the extent of the public input. Private capital accumulation incurs adjustment costs that depend upon the ratio between private and public investment. After deriving the decentralized equilibrium, fiscal and institutional policies as well as their interdependencies and welfare implications are discussed. Due to the feedback effects both policies may not be determined interdependently. It is also shown that depending on the region`s size different types of the public input maximize growth.

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  • Ingrid Ott & Susanne Soretz, 2006. "Regional growth strategies: fiscal versus institutional governmental policies," Working Paper Series in Economics 30, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Fiscal and institutional policy; regional growth; adjustment costs; congested public inputs;

    JEL classification:

    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies

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