Interactions between national and regional development

Sara Davies, Martin Hallet

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Abstract

Williamson (1965) argued that catching up countries experiencing strong national growth tend also to see a widening in regional disparities, whereas in more developed economies strong national growth and falling regional disparities could go hand in hand. We find some evidence of a trade-off between national growth and regional dispersion in the EU's Cohesion countries, notably in Spain and Ireland. We also find some evidence of spread effects in some richer EU Member States, although no inevitable link between lower regional disparities and stronger national growth. The potential policy implications of this analysis are also examined.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationHamburg
Volume26187
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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National development
Interaction
Regional development
Regional disparities
Ireland
Spain
Cohesion
Policy implications
Catching-up
Trade-offs

Keywords

  • regional government analysis
  • urban economics
  • economic development

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Hamburg, 2002.

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