Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230249
Authors: 
Wardenburg, Sven
Brenner, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Regional Science [ISSN:] 1467-9787 [Volume:] [Issue:] [Pages:] n/a-n/a
Abstract: 
Peripheral regions commonly appear to be less attractive to live in and policymakers all over the world are applying various measures to make them more attractive. This paper analyzes the effects of two very different measures: The German municipal fiscal equalization scheme and the German structural funds for economically weak areas (GRW). It focusses on the impact on perceived quality of life, measured through interregional migration between German labor market regions. Using a spatial vector autoregressive panel model, we find evidence that equalization transfers have a significant positive impact on regional net migration and contribute to the aim of regional equity. These effects are especially found for regions with low endogenous fiscal capacities. GRW funding reveals no significant effects on net migration rates in total, but short‐term effects in rural regions.
Subjects: 
amenities
impulse‐response functions
migration
quality of life
regional policy
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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