A Conceptual Framework for an Assessment of Swedish Regional Policy

Ohlsson L (1979). A Conceptual Framework for an Assessment of Swedish Regional Policy. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-79-034

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Abstract

In the literature on the employment effects of regional policy, the concept of employment effect is often discussed as if it had a single, well-defined meaning. That this is not at all the case is argued in this paper, which focuses on the derivation of a more clearly defined conceptual framework that is then applied in an assessment of Swedish regional policy.

It is demonstrated that for the choice of instruments of regional policy, it is important to strive for estimates of a variety of consequences possibly producing employment effects. Moreover, the analysis suggests that different estimation methods often produce answers to different questions rather than different answers to a given question. For this reason the problem specification is more important for the choice of methods than is often recognized.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:46
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 17:37
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1149

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