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dc.contributor.authorBrakman, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Marrewijk, Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-26T12:13:35Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-26T12:13:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65656-
dc.description.abstractEconomic activity tends to cluster. This results in productivity gains. For policy makers this offers an opportunity to formulate and promote policies that foster clustering of economic activity. Paradoxically, although agglomeration rents are often found in empirical research a rationale for cluster policies does not exist. A brief tour through the literature shows that cluster policies face more problems than is often assumed in policy circles. We reflect on the main issues at stake and conclude that, if not carefully applied, cluster policy may do more harm than good.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo Working Paper: Trade Policy 3963en_US
dc.subject.jelE40en_US
dc.subject.jelF50en_US
dc.subject.jelR50en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic clustersen_US
dc.subject.keywordregional policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordagglomerationen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionalpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwRegionales Clusteren_US
dc.subject.stwAgglomerationseffekten_US
dc.titleReflections on cluster policiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn728268515en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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