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Evaluating spatial policies

Gibbons, Steve, Overman, Henry G. and Nathan, Max (2014) Evaluating spatial policies. SERC Policy Papers, SERCPP012. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Spatial Economics Research Centre, London, UK.

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Abstract

In most countries economic prosperity is very unevenly distributed across space: regions, cities and neighbourhoods seem to be very unequal, whether we look at average earnings, employment, education or almost any other socio-economic outcome. Regional, urban and neighbourhood policies are often based on concerns about these kinds of disparities, and reducing such disparities is a key policy objective in many countries. This paper considers the role of empirical analysis in informing the development of these policies. It is particularly concerned with issues arising in the quantitative evaluation of the impact of policy, the major barriers to more effective evaluation and how these might be addressed in future.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Official URL: http://rlab.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/abstract.a...
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Research centres and groups > What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth (WWG)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: SERCPP012
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Welsh Government
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 08:29
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/59230/

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