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Incentives for Regional Development

Competition Among Sub-National Governments

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Tax Incentives: Theory and Evidence

  4. Infrastructure Incentives: Theory and Evidence

  5. Lessons Learned

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Kala Seetharam Sridhar
      Pages 169-184
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-214

About this book


This book offers cross-national evidence of the effectiveness of financial and physical incentives for regional development. It challenges the traditional wisdom that competition is harmful for regional development or can be zero-sum. It answers questions such as: What are the effects of tax incentives on the rest of the economy? Do such incentives merely redistribute employment? Do tax and infrastructure incentives have any effect on the unemployment rate of areas adopting them?


competition development economy employment growth infrastructure regional development science and technology unemployment USA

About the authors

KALA SEETHARAM SRIDHAR is a fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India. She was previously Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Management. She received her Ph.D from the Ohio State University. Her research interests are in urban/regional development policies and developmental issues.

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