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Working Paper #02.19 now available

By Sven Wardenburg and Thomas Brenner.

The Working Paper #02.19 “The impact of place-based policies on perceived regional living conditions across German labor market regions. Examining the impacts on migration flows.” is now online and available here  for reading and downloading. An overview of all Working Papers yet published in this blog is provided via the button “Working Papers” in the menu above.

Abstract

The paper analyzes the impact of the two major German regional development and redistribution policies, the municipal fiscal equalization scheme and the economic funds GRW, on perceived regional living conditions, measured through interregional migration between German labor market regions. Using a spatial vector-autoregressive panel model (SpVar), we find evidence that equalization transfers have a significant positive impact on perceived living conditions and contribute to the aim of regional equity. These effects are especially found for regions with low endogenous fiscal capacities. GRW funding reveals no significant effects on net migration rates in total, but short-term effects in rural regions.

Working Paper #02.13 now available

Please note: The article pubished yesterday contained the wrong abstract. Kindly excuse any inconvenience.

By Christoph Alfken, Tom Broekel and Rolf Sternberg.

The Working Paper #02.13 “Factors explaining the spatial agglomeration of the Creative Class – Empirical evidence for German artists” is now online and available here Hyperlink for reading and downloading. An overview of all Working Papers yet published in this blog is provided via the button “Working Papers” in the menu above.

Abstract

The paper contributes to the on-going debate about the relative importance of economic and amenity-related location factors for attracting talents or members of the creative class. While Florida highlights the role of amenities, openness, and tolerance, others instead emphasize the role of regional productions systems, local labour markets and externalities.


The paper sheds light on this issue by analysing changes in the spatial distribution of four groups of artists over time: visual artists, performing artists, musicians, and writers. Little evidence is found for amenity-related factors influencing the growth rates of regional artist populations. Moreover, artists are shown to be a heterogeneous group inasmuch as the relative importance of regional factors sig-nificantly differs between artist branches.

 

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Bitte beachten Sie: Der gestern erschienene Artikel enthielt den falschen Abstract. Ich bitte Sie, eventuelle dadurch entstandene Unannehmlichkeiten zu entschuldigen.

Von Christoph Alfken, Tom Broekel und Rolf Sternberg.

Das Working Paper #02.13 “Factors explaining the spatial agglomeration of the Creative Class – Empirical evidence for German artists” ist ab sofort hier Hyperlink (nur auf Englisch) zum Lesen und Herunterladen verfügbar. Eine Übersicht aller bisher in diesem Blog veröffentlichten Working Paper kann unter dem Menüpunkt “Working Papers” eingesehen werden.