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Public Investment and Regional Economic Development

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Public Investment and Regional Economic Development

9781840647150 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Daniel Felsenstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Ronald McQuaid, University of Stirling, Philip McCann, Professor of Urban and Regional Economics, University of Sheffield, UK and Daniel Shefer, Kunin-Lunnenfeld Professor of Urban and Regional Economics, the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel and Visiting Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, US
Publication Date: October 2001 ISBN: 978 1 84064 715 0 Extent: 288 pp
Public Investment and Regional Economic Development provides a systematic analysis of the complex relationship between public investment and regional economic development. The authors offer new insights into the key issues of regional growth, and present a broad variety of perspectives ranging from transport and housing infrastructure through to human capital and innovation.

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The relationship between public investment and regional economic development is of perennial interest and is particularly topical now as issues of infrastructure and innovation are high on policy agendas in many countries. Public investment is often viewed as a possible method for ‘jump-starting’ lagging regional economies and also as a requirement for the continued development of more prosperous regions.

Public Investment and Regional Economic Development provides a systematic analysis of the complex relationship between public investment and regional economic development. The authors offer new insights into the key issues of regional growth, and present a broad variety of perspectives ranging from transport and housing infrastructure through to human capital and innovation.

With contributions from leading regional scientists, and each themed section of the book prefaced with an editorial introduction to ensure coherence, this illuminating book is sure to offer policymakers new research insights into key issues of regional growth. Academics and researchers of urban and regional planning, geography and economic development will also find the book of great interest.
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‘Public Investment and Regional Economic Development is a very interesting and stimulating reading for policymakers and anyone doing research in this area.’
– Adelheid Holl, Environment and Planning C: Government and Planning
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Contributors: R. Bar-El, P. Batey, F. Bazzazan, D. Felsenstein, A. Frenkel, K. Heanue, G.J.D. Hewings, D. Jacobson, S. Leitham, M. Madden, P. Maskell, P. McCann, R. McQuaid, Z. Mottiar, J.D. Nelson, J.B. Parr, J. Persky, B.A. Portnov, S. Roper, D. Shefer, S. Sheppard, Y. Shiftan, M. Sonis, E. Werczberger
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Contents: Part I: Modelling and Planning Part II: Innovation and Knowledge Creation Part III: Human Capital Part IV: Physical Infrastructure Index
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