OECD Regional Development Working Papers

Functional Urban Areas in Colombia
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2073-7009 (online)
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10.1787/20737009
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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° 2016/08   15 Nov 2016
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Functional Urban Areas in Colombia
Daniel Sanchez-Serra
This paper applies the OECD-EU methodology to identify the functional urban areas (FUAs) in Colombia. Using the municipal boundaries, population grid data and inter-municipalities commuting flows from the 2005 population census, the paper identifies...
  N° 2016/07   20 Oct 2016
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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...
  N° 2016/06   01 July 2016
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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...
  N° 2016/05   01 July 2016
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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...
  N° 2016/04   14 Apr 2016
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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...
  N° 2016/03   04 Mar 2016
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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....
  N° 2016/02   18 Jan 2016
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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...
  N° 2015/02   01 July 2015
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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...
  N° 2015/01   03 Apr 2015
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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...
  N° 2014/12   22 Dec 2014
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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...
  N° 2014/11   22 Dec 2014
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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...
  N° 2014/10   22 Dec 2014
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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...
  N° 2014/09   07 Oct 2014
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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...
  N° 2014/08   19 Aug 2014
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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...
  N° 2014/07   30 July 2014
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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,...
  N° 2014/06   22 May 2014
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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...
  N° 2014/05   16 May 2014
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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...
  N° 2014/04   14 May 2014
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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...
  N° 2014/03   22 Apr 2014
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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...
  N° 2014/02   22 May 2014
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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...
  N° 2014/01   14 Apr 2014
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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...
  N° 2013/28   24 Dec 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/27   17 Dec 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/26   16 Dec 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/25   16 Dec 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/24   03 Dec 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/23   28 Nov 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/22   11 Dec 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/21   11 Dec 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/20   12 Dec 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/19   25 Nov 2013
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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,...
  N° 2013/18   25 Nov 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/17   25 Nov 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/16   26 Nov 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/15   30 Sep 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/14   27 Sep 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/13   06 Sep 2013
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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 July 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/11   13 June 2013
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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....
  N° 2013/10   11 June 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/09   27 May 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/08   14 May 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/07   17 May 2013
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Urbanisation and Green Growth in China
OECD
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...
  N° 2013/06   03 May 2013
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Cities and Green Growth: The Case of the Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area
OECD
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...
  N° 2013/05   26 Mar 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/04   19 Mar 2013
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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....
  N° 2013/03   13 Mar 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/02   11 Mar 2013
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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...
  N° 2013/01   20 Feb 2013
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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...
  N° 2012/11   19 Dec 2012
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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...
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