Regional Inequality

  • Abhirup Sarkar
Conference paper
Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)


The purpose of the paper is to analyse the problem of regional inequality and the possibility of inter-regional cooperation. In particular it tries to answer why backward regions of a country might prefer regional autonomy as opposed to cooperation. It also provides an example where inequality and inefficiency are positively correlated.


Public Good Capital Stock Private Good Interior Solution Regional Cooperation 


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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhirup Sarkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Economic Research UnitIndian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia

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