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Author Kim, Junghun
Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) The arts; fine & decorative arts ♦ Civic & landscape art ♦ Area planning
Subject Keyword Urban, Rural and Regional Development
Abstract This chapter focuses on the effects of agglomeration, distinguishing certain nonmarket effects – particularly the tendency of many governments to bias public investment spending in favour of primary or capital cities – from market effects (productivity gains, transportation costs, etc.). The chapter emphasises that agglomeration is not only an economic phenomenon but a political and social one and that its determinants are similarly complex. For policy makers, it is important to distinguish between the non-market effects and market effects of agglomeration. Regional policy responses to agglomeration processes will differ between developing and developed countries, and these responses need to reflect the full range of market and non-market causes of agglomeration.
Learning Resource Type Chapter
Publisher Date 2011-12-05
Page Count 7
Starting Page 195
Ending Page 201

Source: OECD iLibrary