Resource-constrained export-base regional multipliers: a northian approach

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This paper attempts to rescue the regional export-base growth model from a purely demand-side interpretation. It formally develops the classic Northian approach, where the exploitation of region-specific resources by export-orientated production sectors determines regional growth. In this model, the nature of the regional expansion is shown to be stimulus-specific with the value of the marginal export-base multiplier varying within very wide limits, depending upon key characteristics of the region and the nature of the supply-side shock to the export base.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-250
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Regional Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • trade
  • economics


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