Regional Growth and Regional Decline

Posted: 24 Jul 2013

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Holger Breinlich

University of Surrey - School of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano

Bocconi University - Department of Economics and Paolo Baffi Centre on Central Banking and Financial Regulation

Jonathan R.W. Temple

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: July 2013

Abstract

Since the early 1990s, there has been a renaissance in the study of regional growth, spurred by new models, methods and data. We survey a range of modelling traditions, and some formal approaches to the ’hard problem’ of regional economics, namely the joint consideration of agglomeration and growth. We also review empirical methods and findings based on natural experiments, spatial discontinuity designs, and structural models. Throughout, we give considerable attention to regional growth in developing countries. Finally, we highlight the potential importance of processes that are specific to regional decline, and which deserve greater research attention.

Keywords: Regional Convergence, Regional Decline, Regional Growth

JEL Classification: O18, R11, R12, R13

Suggested Citation

Breinlich, Holger and Ottaviano, Gianmarco I.P. and Temple, Jonathan R.W., Regional Growth and Regional Decline (July 2013). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9568. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2297207

Holger Breinlich (Contact Author)

University of Surrey - School of Economics ( email )

Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
United Kingdom

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) ( email )

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London WC2A 2AE
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Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano

Bocconi University - Department of Economics and Paolo Baffi Centre on Central Banking and Financial Regulation ( email )

Via Gobbi 5
Milan, 20136
Italy

Jonathan R.W. Temple

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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