Are Regional Development Policies Needed?

Hansen NM (1976). Are Regional Development Policies Needed? IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-76-066

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Abstract

Recent shifts in population and economic activity from the Northeast and North Central parts of the United States to the South and West, and from large metropolitan areas to smaller towns and rural areas have revived interest in the formulation of federal regional policies to deal with problems associated with these changes.

The present paper critically examines the rationale for territorial distribution policies and suggests that it probably is premature to set specific goals at the national level. Nevertheless, it would be valuable to have a Regional Development Agency at the federal level to coordinate a learning process involving the entire federal system.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 19:53
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/618

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