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How 'provincial' is your region? Openness and regional performance in Europe

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Gambardella, Alfonso; Mariani, Myriam; Torrisi, Salvatore

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Abstract By employing 1995-2000 data on European regions we construct an index of regional openness based on the share of hotels on population and the share of population that speaks a second language. This index has an impact on regional performance after controlling for technological capabilities, agglomeration economies, and other factors. Apart from a direct effect of openness, we find an indirect effect coming through patents. This suggests that open regions tap into wider knowledge networks that then affect performance. From a policy perspective, making a region less “provincial” can be as important as investments in local infrastructures and networks.
Classification Area Development Planning, Regional Research; Economics
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 935-947
Journal Regional Studies, 43 (2009) 7
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)