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dc.contributor.authorOtt, Ingriden_US
dc.contributor.authorSoretz, Susanneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-14T14:37:39Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-14T14:37:39Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48235-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes, within a regional growth model, the impact of productive governmental policy and integration on the spatial distribution of economic activity. Integration is understood as enhancing territorial cooperation between the regions, and it describes the extent to which one region may benefit from the other region's public input, e.g. the extent to which regional road networks are connected. Both integration and the characteristics of the public input crucially affect whether agglomeration arises and if so to which extent economic activity is concentrated: As a consequence of enhanced integration, agglomeration is less likely to arise and concentration will be lower. Relative congestion reinforces agglomeration, thereby increasing equilibrium concentration. Due to the congestion externalities, the market outcome ends up in suboptimally high concentration.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherHWWI Institute of International Economics Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHWWI Research Paper 1-10en_US
dc.subject.jelO4en_US
dc.subject.jelR5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic inputsen_US
dc.subject.keywordagglomerationen_US
dc.subject.keywordintegrationen_US
dc.titleGovernmental activity, integration, and agglomerationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn640348165en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:hwwirp:1-10-
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