© 1996

Industrial Mobility and Public Policy


Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Ulrich Landwehr
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ulrich Landwehr
    Pages 10-24
  4. Ulrich Landwehr
    Pages 25-66
  5. Ulrich Landwehr
    Pages 67-90
  6. Ulrich Landwehr
    Pages 91-121
  7. Ulrich Landwehr
    Pages 122-136
  8. Ulrich Landwehr
    Pages 137-141
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 142-169

About this book


The widespread debate on industrial mobility and on the consequences of industrial mobility for the income of local resources has motivated me to look closer at some immanent questions concerning optimal public policy. I think that regarding locations as endowed with some stock of local resources (especially local labour) and regarding local policy makers as interested in a high income of local resources is a quite realistic approach to the issue of rent-shifting public policy in view of industrial mobility. My attention has been especially drawn to the role of inter-industry mobility differentials for public policy. As soon as the discussion focuses on local resources, it becomes clear that the expansion of a mobile industry at some location will absorb local resources which may come from local immobile industries and that the contraction of a mobile industry will release local resources which may go to local illliIlobile industries. The present study is my dissertation for a doctorate in economics at the Universitat Mannheim. It evolved at the Universitat Mannheim, where I have been member of the Graduiertenkolleg Finanz- und Gutermarkte since October 1993, and at the University College London, where I stayed as a participant in the European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER) from November 1994 to April 1995. The implicit support by the Deutsche F orschungsgemeinschaft and the ERASMUS programme is gratefully acknowledged.


Arbeitsökonomik Government Industrial Mobility Industrielle Mobilität Labour Economics Public Policy Wirtschaftspolitik

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.MeckenheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Industrial Mobility and Public Policy
  • Authors Ulrich Landwehr
  • Series Title Contributions to Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7908-0949-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46990-9
  • Series ISSN 1431-1933
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 169
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Population Economics
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