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Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P.
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HWWA Discussion Paper No. 211
So far the contribution of New Economic Geography (NEG) has been mainly positive. Normative analysis and policy implications have lagged behind. The reason is the fear of the consequences of taking too literally the neat structure of the models. Under this respect the somewhat incautious aim of this paper is precisely to take NEG models literally and ask what their exact policy implications are. This is viewed as a necessary though preliminary step towards bringing NEG insights to the policy domain.
economic integration
increasing returns to scale
market power
pecuniary externalities
regional policy
spatial economics
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