OECD Regional Development Working Papers

Overview of Housing Policy Interventions in Poland
2073-7009 (en ligne)
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Working papers from the Regional Development Policy Division of the OECD cover a full range of topics including regional statistics and analysis, urban governance and economics, rural governance and economics, and multi-level governance. Depending on the programme of work, the papers can cover specific topics such as regional innovation and networks, the determinants of regional growth or fiscal consolidation at the sub-national level.
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  N° 2016/07   20 oct 2016 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Overview of Housing Policy Interventions in Poland
Daniela Glocker, Marissa Plouin
This paper assesses national public expenditure on housing in Poland, within the context of recent trends in the housing market. It focuses on direct expenditure on housing by the former Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, which until 2016 was the primary ministry charged with housing...
  N° 2016/06   01 jui 2016 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Income Levels And Inequality in Metropolitan Areas
Justine Boulant, Monica Brezzi, Paolo Veneri
This paper assesses levels and distribution of household disposable income in OECD metropolitan areas. All indicators were produced through a dedicated data collection, which, for most countries, uses administrative data from tax records available at detailed local scale (i.e. municipalities,...
  N° 2016/05   01 jui 2016 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Energy and Resilient Cities
Masaru Sugahara, Leslie Bermont
This paper analyses the role of cities in energy policies to build resilience and assesses related energy policy practices in cities. It analyses how energy affects resilience in cities from the economic, environmental, social and institutional perspectives. It also assesses the policy...
  N° 2016/04   14 avr 2016 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/regional-disparities-in-access-to-health-care_5jm0tn1s035c-en
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Regional Disparities In Access To Health Care
Monica Brezzi, Patrizia Luongo
This paper investigates regional disparities in access to healthcare, measured by self-reported unmet medical needs. It looks at disparities across 86 regions in 5 European countries: Czech Republic, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The results show that in addition to individual...
  N° 2016/03   04 mars 2016 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Building subjective well-being indicators at the subnational level
Monica Brezzi, Marcos Diaz Ramirez
This paper provides, for the first time, estimates of subjective well-being variables in 373 OECD subnational regions, allowing comparison of various measures of how people experience and evaluate their lives within and across all 34 OECD countries. Different weighting strategies as well as...
  N° 2016/02   18 jan 2016 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Using Outcome Indicators to Improve Policies
Abel Schumann
This paper discusses the use of outcome indicators for policy monitoring. In addition to providing general recommendations on their design and implementation, it makes two contributions to the existing literature. First, it shows the importance of distinguishing outcome indicators from other...
  N° 2015/02   01 jui 2015 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/municipal-fragmentation-and-economic-performance-of-oecd-tl2-regions_5jrxqs60st5h-en
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Municipal Fragmentation and Economic Performance of OECD TL2 Regions
David Bartolini
The present work investigates the relationship between municipal fragmentation and regional per capita GDP growth rate, using a panel of OECD TL2 regions in the period 1996-2011. According to the fiscal decentralisation literature, fragmentation should enhance growth as local government closer...
  N° 2015/01   03 avr 2015 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/urban-spatial-structure-in-oecd-cities_5js3d834r3q7-en
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Urban Spatial Structure in OECD Cities
Paolo Veneri
This paper presents an analysis of urban spatial structure and its trends in the OECD between 2001 and 2011. It does so by using a standardised definition of urban areas in 29 OECD countries as composed of high density cores and their respective commuting zones. While urban population is...
  N° 2014/12   22 déc 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia
Tadashi Matsumoto, Loïc Daudey
The development of Asian cities is characterised by rapid and continuous urbanisation on an unprecedented scale, with rapid economic growth led in most places by the manufacturing industry, and rapidly increasing motorisation. The result has been escalating greenhouse gas emissions, sprawling...
  N° 2014/11   22 déc 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Breathing the Same Air? Measuring Air Pollution in Cities and Regions
Monica Brezzi, Daniel Sanchez-Serra
This paper presents a new set of estimates of exposure to air pollution (fine particulate matter - PM2.5) at the city, regional and national levels for the 34 OECD countries, and at the regional and national levels for Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa. The estimates are developed...
  N° 2014/10   22 déc 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Income Inequality, Urban Size and Economic Growth in OECD Regions
Vicente Royuela, Paolo Veneri, Raul Ramos
The purpose of this paper is to understand how income inequality is associated with economic growth in OECD regions and whether the degree and type of urban concentration affects this relationship. Both income inequality and urban concentration can be seen as patterns of resource allocation...
  N° 2014/09   07 oct 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Exploring Policy Complementarities in Transition Economies
Jibran J. Punthakey
Policy complementarities have often been overlooked in transition economies, leading to the exclusion or partial adoption of reforms. This paper examines the key determinants of successful transition strategies, and concludes that an approach exploiting complementary relationships and...
  N° 2014/08   19 août 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Metropolitan Governance of Transport and Land Use in Chicago
Olaf Merk
This study aims to assess the degree of institutional fragmentation of transport and land use planning in Chicago and to assess the main challenges related to this institutional fragmentation. It provides an overview of local governments in metropolitan Chicago and mechanisms for metropolitan...
  N° 2014/07   30 jui 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Does Regional Economic Growth Depend on Proximity to Urban Centres?
Rudiger Ahrend, Abel Schumann
This paper analyses the spatial patterns of regional economic growth in Europe over the 1995 to 2010 period. It finds that regions, which contain large urban agglomerations, have been growing significantly faster than those that do not. Furthermore, proximity to large urban agglomerations has...
  N° 2014/06   22 mai 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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A Sub-national Perspective on Financing Investment for Growth II - Creating Fiscal Space for Public Investment
Camila Vammalle, Rudiger Ahrend, Claudia Hulbert
Sub-national governments (SNGs) are key players for public investment in OECD countries, responsible for nearly two-thirds of it. At the same time, both the well-being of the population and economic performance depend on an adequate provision of public services, which require public facilities...
  N° 2014/05   16 mai 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/what-makes-cities-more-productive-evidence-on-the-role-of-urban-governance-from-five-oecd-countries_5jz432cf2d8p-en
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What Makes Cities More Productive? Evidence on the Role of Urban Governance from Five OECD Countries
Rudiger Ahrend, Emily Farchy, Ioannis Kaplanis, Alexander C. Lembcke
This paper estimates agglomeration benefits based on city productivity differentials across five OECD countries (Germany, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States). It highlights the relationship between cities’ governmental fragmentation and productivity, and represents the first...
  N° 2014/04   14 mai 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The OECD Metropolitan Governance Survey
Rudiger Ahrend, Catherine Gamper, Abel Schumann
Even though metropolitan areas account for half of the population, and an even larger share of economic activity of OECD countries, almost no systematic information on governance structures in these areas exists. This study – based on a novel data set – gives an overview of governance...
  N° 2014/03   22 avr 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Approaches to Metropolitan Area Governance
Rudiger Ahrend, Abel Schumann
This paper provides an overview of country specific approaches to metropolitan area governance. It provides brief descriptions of the typical structures of metropolitan governance, with a particular focus on the involved organisations. It points out metropolitan areas that have unusual...
  N° 2014/02   22 mai 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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A Sub-national Perspective on Financing Investment for Growth I - Measuring Fiscal Space for Public Investment
Claudia Hulbert, Camila Vammalle
Sub-national governments are key players for public investment, as they are responsible on average for 62% of total public investment in OECD countries. This article analyses the different factors affecting sub-national governments’ fiscal space for public investment. It proposes an indicator...
  N° 2014/01   14 avr 2014 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/assessing-polycentric-urban-systems-in-the-oecd_5jz5mpdkmvnr-en
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Assessing Polycentric Urban Systems in the OECD
Monica Brezzi, Paolo Veneri
Contemporary urban systems in OECD countries are structured around functional regions, which often overcome established city boundaries. Reading space in terms of functional regions allows assessing changes in urban hierarchies and spatial structures, including the polycentricity of urban...
  N° 2013/28   24 déc 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Contribution of Regions to Aggregate Growth in the OECD
Enrique Garcilazo, Joaquim Oliveira Martins
This paper investigates the contribution of regions to aggregate growth in the OECD. We find a great degree of heterogeneity in the performance of OECD TL3 regions and among the OECD regional typology (urban, intermediate and rural). While the distribution in GDP and GDP per capita growth rates...
  N° 2013/27   17 déc 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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On City Size Distribution
Paolo Veneri
An increasing amount of empirical evidence documents that city-size distribution within a country follows a power law, often in the form of Zipf’s law. This paper provides new comparative evidence on city size distribution across OECD countries. It uses a database where urban agglomerations are...
  N° 2013/26   16 déc 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/urban-climate-adaptation-and-leadership_5k3ttg88w8hh-en
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Urban Climate Adaptation and Leadership
JoAnn Carmin, David Dodman, Eric Chu
The impacts of climate change are expected to create numerous challenges for cities. This report synthesizes key points raised in a series of discussions among "adaptation leaders" from fourteen cities around the world. Critical issues for urban adaptation that emerged from the discussions...
  N° 2013/25   16 déc 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Effectiveness of Port-City Policies
Olaf Merk, Thai-Thanh Dang
The relation between ports and their cities have evolved: it is no longer evident that well-functioning ports have automatically a net positive impact on the port-city. There are various trajectories and many ports and port-cities attempt to stimulate port-city development by a range of public...
  N° 2013/24   03 déc 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Port and its Environment
Salvador del Saz-Salazar, Leandro García-Menéndez, Olaf Merk
In times of increasing environmental awareness, the port-city relationship has gained a new meaning since ports have been seen as the origin of both negative and positive externalities affecting the public wellbeing. While the former are the result of port expansion, the latter are the result...
  N° 2013/23   28 nov 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The Case of Shanghai, China
Zhen Hong, Olaf Merk, Zhao Nan, Jing Li, Xu Mingying, Xie Wenqing, Du Xufeng, Wang Jinggai
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the port of Shanghai, an analysis of the impact of the port on its territory and an assessment of policies in this field. It examines port performance over the last decades and identifies the principal factors that have contributed...
  N° 2013/22   11 déc 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/the-case-of-the-top-technology-region-eindhoven-leuven-aachen-triangle-ttr-elat-regions-and-innovation-collaborating-across-borders_5k3xv0lg3hf5-en
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The Case of the Top Technology Region/Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen Triangle (TTR-ELAt) – Regions and Innovation: Collaborating Across Borders
Claire Nauwelaers, Karen Maguire, Giulia Ajmone Marsan
The Top Technology Region/Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen triangle (TTR-ELAt) is an initiative to support cross-border collaboration in a densely populated network of small and medium-sized cities located at the heart of western Europe with an annual economic output of USD 244 billion. The...
  N° 2013/21   11 déc 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The case of Oresund (Denmark-Sweden) – Regions and Innovation: Collaborating Across Borders
Claire Nauwelaers, Karen Maguire, Giulia Ajmone Marsan
The Oresund is the most well-known example of European cross-border collaboration, building on the metropolitan area around Copenhagen and, across the sound, southern Sweden with the cities of Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg. Cross-border integration intensified following the opening of a...
  N° 2013/20   12 déc 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Case of Ireland-Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) – Regions and Innovation: Collaborating Across Borders
Claire Nauwelaers, Karen Maguire, Giulia Ajmone Marsan
The island of Ireland, which includes both Ireland and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), is home to 6.4 million people and has a combined economic output of USD 205 billion. Several cross-border institutions were created in response to the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement to recreate...
  N° 2013/19   25 nov 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Case of Helsinki-Tallinn (Finland-Estonia) – Regions and Innovation: Collaborating Across Borders
Claire Nauwelaers, Karen Maguire, Giulia Ajmone Marsan
Estonia and Finland have centuries of collaboration, mainly between the capital areas of Tallinn and Helsinki that currently account for 2 million inhabitants and USD 76 billion in economic output. The entry of Estonia into the European Union and, since the mid-2000s, a two-hour ferry trip,...
  N° 2013/18   25 nov 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Case of Hedmark-Dalarna (Norway-Sweden) – Regions and Innovation: Collaborating Across Borders
Claire Nauwelaers, Karen Maguire, Giulia Ajmone Marsan
Hedmark County (Norway) and Dalarna County (Sweden) are both rural, with the border being remote from regional centres. The total population of less than half a million inhabitants spans across almost 58 800 km², with an economic output of USD 22 billion. Efforts to support collaboration at...
  N° 2013/17   25 nov 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Case of the Bothnian Arc (Finland-Sweden) – Regions and Innovation: Collaborating Across Borders
Claire Nauwelaers, Karen Maguire, Giulia Ajmone Marsan
The Bothnian Arc is a cross-border area on the border of Finland and Sweden that covers the most populated areas along the upper Bothnian Bay, spanning 800 kilometres. It has a population of around 710 000, across 55 000 km² with an economic output of USD 31 billion. The Bothnian Arc...
  N° 2013/16   26 nov 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The Case of Hong Kong, China
Olaf Merk, Jing Li
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the port of Hong Kong, an analysis of the impact of the port on the territory and an assessment of policies in this field. It examines port performance over the last decades and identifies the principal factors that have contributed...
  N° 2013/15   30 sep 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The Case of Antofagasta, Chile
Olaf Merk
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of ports of Antofagasta, an analysis of the impact of the ports on their territory and an assessment of policies in this field. It examines port performance over the last decades and identifies the principal factors that have...
  N° 2013/14   27 sep 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The Case of Danube Axis (Bratislava, Štúrovo, Komárno), Slovak Republic
Marten van den Bossche, Olaf Merk, Jing Li
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the inland ports of the Slovak Republic within the framework of the Danube Axis, an analysis of the impact of the ports on their territory and an assessment of policies in this field. It examines port performance over the last...
  N° 2013/13   06 sep 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: Synthesis Report
Olaf Merk
This report provides a synthesis of main findings from the OECD Port-Cities Programme, created in 2010 in order to assess the impact of ports on their cities and provide policy recommendations to increase the positive impacts of ports on their cities.
  N° 2013/12   02 jui 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/quality-of-government-and-the-returns-of-investment_5k43n1zv02g0-en
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Quality of Government and the Returns of Investment
Andrés Rodriguez-Pose, Enrique Garcilazo
This paper sets out to examine the impact of the quality of local and regional governments on the returns of investment, focusing on the returns of EU structural and cohesion funds. Despite the widespread belief that the quality of government affects the returns of public investments, whether...
  N° 2013/11   13 juin 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/the-impact-of-structural-and-macroeconomic-factors-on-regional-growth_5k451mplq9lw-en
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The Impact of Structural and Macroeconomic Factors on Regional Growth
Sabine D’Costa, Enrique Garcilazo, Joaquim Oliveira Martins
This papers aims to understand the impact of nation-wide structural policies such as product market regulation in six upstream sectors and employment protection legislation and that of macroeconomic factors on the productivity growth of OECD regions. In particular we explore how this effect...
  N° 2013/10   11 juin 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/growth-trends-and-characteristics-of-oecd-rural-regions_5k4522x3qk9q-en
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Growth Trends and Characteristics of OECD Rural Regions
Enrique Garcilazo
This paper benchmarks the performance of OECD rural regions with other types of OECD regions over the period 1995-2010. OECD regions are classified into three types according to the OECD regional typology and into four types according to the extended OECD typology. The latter classifies rural...
  N° 2013/09   27 mai 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Role of Incentives in Co-operation Failures
David Bartolini
There are many situations where the best outcome is reached through co-operation and co-ordination of agents’ actions. Although this is the best collective outcome, economic agents may fail to implement such co-operative strategy. The reason for this failure may be lack of information about the...
  N° 2013/08   14 mai 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The Case of Rotterdam/Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Olaf Merk, Theo Notteboom
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, an analysis of the impact of these ports on their territory and an assessment of policies and governance in this field. It examines port performance over the last decades and identifies the...
  N° 2013/07   17 mai 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/urban-rural-and-regional-development/urbanisation-and-green-growth-in-china_5k49dv68n7jf-en
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Urbanisation and Green Growth in China
This working paper assesses national policy and governance mechanisms that can influence green growth in Chinese cities. It applies the OECD conceptual framework for urban green growth to examine the potential challenges and opportunities for increasing economic growth through reducing the...
  N° 2013/06   03 mai 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Cities and Green Growth: The Case of the Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area
This working paper assesses opportunities and policies for green growth in the Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area. It first examines the Chicago metro-region's economic and environmental performance and potential constraints to regional growth, and identifies emerging regional specialisations...
  N° 2013/05   26 mars 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Passing the Buck? Central and Sub-national Governments in Times of Fiscal Stress
Rudiger Ahrend, Marta Curto-Grau, Camila Vammalle
The paper explores interrelations between the fiscal situation of sub-national and central governments, or – put differently – whether and how sub-national and central governments contribute to each other’s fiscal difficulties. The first part of the paper examines sub-national...
  N° 2013/04   19 mars 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Creating Conditions for Effective Public Investment
Lee Mizell, Dorothée Allain-Dupré
Growth and jobs are top concerns for policy makers confronting difficult economic conditions in many OECD countries. Sub-national governments are important contributors to national growth, but in many cases their economies are struggling as well. Faced with tight fiscal conditions, all levels...
  N° 2013/03   13 mars 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Urban-to-Rural Population Growth Linkages
Paolo Veneri, Vicente Ruiz
The objective of this paper is to better understand how the population growth rates of rural regions are affected by their closeness to urban regions and by the economic performance of the latter. By means of a cross-sectional analysis of OECD TL3 regions, it identifies the growth spillover...
  N° 2013/02   11 mars 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Sub-national Finances and Fiscal Consolidation
Camila Vammalle, Claudia Hulbert
Recent crises and national consolidation packages affected sub-national finances. In many OECD countries, central governments introduced reductions in transfers to sub-national governments, and established expenditure and/or deficit objectives to be met by local or regional authorities....
  N° 2013/01   20 fév 2013 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The Case of Mersin, Turkey
Olaf Merk, Oguz Bagis
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the port of Mersin, an analysis of the impact of the port on its territory and an assessment of policies and governance in this field. It examines port performance over the last decades and identifies the principal factors that have...
  N° 2012/11   19 déc 2012 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Competitiveness of Port-Cities: The Case of Marseille-Fos, France
Olaf Merk, Claude Comtois
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the port of Marseille-Fos, an analysis of the impact of the port on its territory and an assessment of policies and governance in this field. It examines declining port performance over the last decades and identifies the principal...
  N° 2012/10   24 sep 2012 Cliquez pour accéder: 
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Financing Green Urban Infrastructure
Olaf Merk, Stéphane Saussier, Carine Staropoli, Enid Slack, Jay-Hyung Kim
This paper presents an overview of practices and challenges related to financing green sustainable cities. Cities are essential actors in stimulating green infrastructure; and urban finance is one of the promising ways in which this can be achieved. Cities are key investors in infrastructure...
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