Innovation-Oriented Land-Use Policy at the Sub-National Level: Case Study Germany

University of Tartu Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper No. 84-2011

24 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2011  

Peter Friedrich

University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Chang Woon Nam

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Ifo Institute, Germany; University of Applied Management (UAM)

Date Written: December 29, 2011

Abstract

This study investigates major features of land-use strategies that German municipalities have adopted to attract innovative firms (IFs). In this context a two-stage competition model is introduced: firstly a municipality should solve economic and interest conflicts related to its preference for high-quality sites for IFs against the land needs of simple manufacturers. The second part of the model describes location competition among municipalities with high-quality sites for the location of IFs. German municipal land-use policy is well combined with industrial policy; this paper reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the urban real estate market in Potsdam, and its future opportunities and risks as the location of different economic activities are determined in the planning process. Science Park Adlershof (Berlin) is an output of the spatial-oriented technology policy, which creates incubators for innovative SMEs. Municipalities also cooperate, since it provides larger sites, generates economies of scale and contributes to a smooth suburbanisation process (see Leipzig).

Keywords: Land-use Policy, Municipal Regional Competition, Two-stage Competition Model, Zoning, Technology Park

JEL Classification: H42, H54, L3, O18, O3, R14, R52, R58

Suggested Citation

Friedrich, Peter and Nam, Chang Woon, Innovation-Oriented Land-Use Policy at the Sub-National Level: Case Study Germany (December 29, 2011). University of Tartu Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper No. 84-2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1977694 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1977694

Peter Friedrich (Contact Author)

University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

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Tartu 51009, 51009
Estonia

Chang Woon Nam

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) ( email )

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.CESifo.de

Ifo Institute, Germany

Munich
Germany

University of Applied Management (UAM) ( email )

Am Bahnhof 2
Erding, 85435
Germany

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