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Title:On the predictability of knowledge formation: The tortuous link between regional specialisation and development PDF Logo
Authors:Bretschger, Lucas
Issue Date:1999
Series/Report no.:Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Diskussionspapiere // Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät 04/1999
Abstract:The paper examines the relation between industrial mix and regional productivity growth. For this purpose, a dynamic model of the open economy with differentiated sectoral knowledge formation and incomplete interregional knowledge diffusion is constructed. The theoretical framework is first used to show the consequences of increasing globalisation on regional growth. It is then applied to German regional data in order to investigate whether there is evidence of generally specified patterns of knowledge formation. It emerges that some causal relationships are robust for the case of German regions but cannot be exploited by economic policy in general.
Subjects:Regional growth
sectoral specialisation
knowledge formation
German regions
JEL:O18
R11
C21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Diskussionspapiere, Universität Greifswald

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