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Handbook of Economic Growth by Steven Durlauf, Philippe Aghion

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Chapter 4

Regional Growth and Regional Decline

Holger Breinlich*, Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano and Jonathan R.W. Temple,    *University of Essex, CEP and CEPR,    London School of Economics, CEP and CEPR,    University of Bristol and CEPR,    jon.temple@bristol.ac.uk

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 modeling 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 ...

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