Place-Based Policies for Development

76 Pages Posted: 1 May 2018

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Gilles Duranton

University of Pennsylvania - Real Estate Department

Anthony J. Venables

University of Oxford; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Date Written: April 2018

Abstract

Many development policies, such as placement of infrastructure or local economic development schemes, are "place-based." Such policies are generally intended to stimulate private sector investment and economic growth in the treated place, and as such they are difficult to appraise and evaluate. This paper sets out a framework for analyzing the effects of such policies and assessing their social value. It then reviews the literature on place-based policies in the contexts of transport improvements, economic corridors, special economic zones, lagging regions, and urban policies.

Keywords: economic corridors, lagging regions, Place based policies, spatial, urban

JEL Classification: O10, O18, R10, R11, R13

Suggested Citation

Duranton, Gilles and Venables, Anthony J., Place-Based Policies for Development (April 2018). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12889. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3171157

Gilles Duranton (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - Real Estate Department ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330
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Anthony J. Venables

University of Oxford ( email )

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Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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