Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230061
Authors: 
Farrell, Niall
O'Donoghue, Cathal
Morrissey, Karyn
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Papers in Regional Science [ISSN:] 1435-5957 [Volume:] 99 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 509-531
Abstract: 
Alongside environmental benefits, renewable energy deployment is often evaluated on grounds of regional development. Focusing on wave energy deployment in Ireland, this paper quantifies employment‐related welfare change net of associated subsidy costs. Although the added employment reduces inter‐regional inequality, certain subsidies increase total income inequality by a greater extent. Total inequality increases by 0.25% in the preferred scenario. This pattern of incidence persists under an optimistic scenario where all manufacturing activity is carried out locally. This finding highlights that policies of regional development should consider the spatial distribution of associated subsidy costs.
Subjects: 
inequality
spatial microsimulation
regional development
renewable energy
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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