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Spatial allocation of capital: The role of risk preferences

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  • Broll, Udo
  • Roldán-Ponce, Antonio
  • Wahl, Jack E.

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This paper considers a model of spatial allocation of investment capital under uncertainty. We demonstrate that the spatial concentration of economic activity depends upon properties of risk preferences deeper than risk aversion. The degree of so-called relative prudence unambiguously decides whether or not the diversi cation of income risk favours the geographic dispersion of economic activity. In our framework we relate risk diversi cation with economic integration. Then there exists risk preferences so that spatial concentration of industry and capital is not a ected by the degree of economic integration or segmentation of the regions. We also study the impact of net return regressibility upon spatial allocation.

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  • Broll, Udo & Roldán-Ponce, Antonio & Wahl, Jack E., 2010. "Spatial allocation of capital: The role of risk preferences," Dresden Discussion Paper Series in Economics 03/10, Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    spatial allocation; inter-regional disparity; risk aversion; prudence; regression;

    JEL classification:

    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General
    • R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy

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