Place-Based Policies and Spatial Disparities across European Cities

v. Ehrlich, Maximilian; Overman, Henry G. (2020). Place-Based Policies and Spatial Disparities across European Cities. Journal of economic perspectives, 34(3), pp. 128-149. American Economic Association 10.1257/jep.34.3.128

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Spatial disparities in income levels and worklessness in the European Union are profound, persistent and may be widening. We describe disparities across metropolitan regions and discuss theories and empirical evidence that help us understand what causes these disparities. Increases in the productivity benefits of cities, the clustering of highly educated workers and increases in their wage premium all play a role. Europe has a long-standing tradition of using capital subsidies, enterprise zones, transport investments and other place-based policies to address these disparities. The evidence suggests these policies may have partially offset increasing disparities but are not sufficient to fully offset the economic forces at work.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics > Economic Policy and Regional Economics
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics > Public Economics
11 Centers of Competence > Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

UniBE Contributor:

v. Ehrlich, Maximilian

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0895-3309

Publisher:

American Economic Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Melanie Moser

Date Deposited:

26 Nov 2020 14:39

Last Modified:

26 Nov 2020 14:39

Publisher DOI:

10.1257/jep.34.3.128

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.148543

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/148543

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