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Regional Externalities

Heijman, Wim (Ed.)

2007, XIV, 342 p.

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The book offers practical and theoretical insights in regional externalities. Regional externalities are a specific subset of externalities that can be defined as externalities where space plays a dominant role. This class of externalities can be divided into three categories: (1) externalities related to mobility and transport; (2) external economies of scale and cluster effects, and (3) spatial environmental externalities. The book offers examples of the above mentioned categories.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Information Technology (IT) - Outsourcing - cluster - environment - externalities - mobility - regional economics - regional policy - space - traffic - transport

Related subjects » Geography - Regional / Spatial Science

Table of contents 

Regional Externalities: an Introduction.- Regional Externalities: an Introduction.- Transport.- Modelling Transport in an Interregional General Equilibrium Model with Externalities.- External Effects in Road Traffic: the Pigou-Knight Model and its Extension to Situations With Endogenous Speed Choice and Heterogeneous Traffic.- On Traffic Congestion Models à la Mohring and Harwitz.- Local Collectors Versus Major Infrastructural Works.- Clusters and Product Chains.- Regional Differentiation and Location of Industrial Capacity in the Slovak Republic.- Automobile Sector in the Slovak Republic: Current Situation and Future Prospects.- IT Market and E-Commerce in Transition Economy: Network Externalities.- International Outsourcing in the Netherlands.- Regional Externalities and Clusters: a Dutch Network Case-Study.- Spatial Dimension of Externalities and the Coase Theorem: Implications for Co-existence of Transgenic Crops.- Regional Policy.- Abatement of Commuting’s Negative Externalities by Regional Investment in Houses and Buildings.- Risk as an Externality in Quantitative and Marginal Approaches.- Macro Policies and Regional Impacts in Norway.- The Economics of Tree-planting for Carbon Mitigation: A Global Assessment.- Positive Spillovers of Energy Policies on Natural Areas in Poland: an AGE Analysis.

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