Spillover effects of spatial growth poles : a reconciliation of conflicting policy targets? / Alexander Kubis; Mirko Titze; Joachim Ragnitz
BeiträgerKubis, Alexander ; Titze, Mirko ; Ragnitz, Joachim
ErschienenHalle (Saale) : Inst. für Wirtschaftsforschung, 2007 ; Halle, Saale : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, 2007
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SerieIWH-Diskussionspapiere ; 2007,8
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Spillover effects of spatial growth poles [7.15 mb]
Regional economic policy faces the challenge of two competing policy goals - reducing regional economic disparities vs. promoting economic growth. The allocation of public funds has to weigh these goals particularly under the restriction of scarce financial re- sources. If however some region turns out to be a regional growth pole with positive spillovers to its disadvantaged periphery regional policies could be designed to reconcile the conflicting targets. In this case peripheral regions could indirectly participate in the economic development of their growing cores. We start our investigation by defining and identifying such growth poles among German regions on the NUTS 3 administrative level based on spatial and sectoral effects. Using cluster analysis we determine significant characteristics for the general identification of growth poles. Patterns in the sectoral change are identified by means of the change in the employment. Finally we analyze whether and to what extent these growth poles ex- ert spatial spillover effects on neighbouring regions and thus mitigate contradictory in- terests in regional public policy. For this purpose we apply a Spatial-Cross-Regressive- Model (SCR-Model) including the change in the secondary sector which allows to con- sider functional economic relations on the administrative level chosen (NUTS 3). -- size and spatial distributions of regional economic activity ; cross-sectional models ; spatial models ; treatment effect models ; regional urban and rural analyses