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  • Regional Anti-Growth Initiative Will Boost Neither the Economy, Nor the Lifestyles, of Coloradans By Carl Raschke (University of Denver) For Immediate Release April 24, 1997 "As the 1990s head to a close, many Coloradans continue to be ambivalent about statewide land development economic growth in much the same fashion as small town city fathers used to worry about the proliferation of pool halls. In their hearts they know economic growth is of the devil, but their heads remind them that the devil's business is necessary to keep the burgeoning populace prosperous and the "kids" occupied and out of trouble..."

    At the service of the regions: Why is regional policy necessary? [] [10/02]

    The European Union is one of the most prosperous economic areas in the world but the disparities between its Member States are striking, even more so if we look at the EU's various 250 regions.


    European online Integration Papers: An interdisciplinary workingpapers series published by ECSA-Austria ISSN 1027-5193 ["the first peer reviewed online working paper series in the field of European integration."]

    Amos, Orley M., Jr. Growth Pole Cycles [Professor of Economics] Oklahoma State University , 1996.

    ... change is the only true constant in society. If it accomplishes nothing else, change keeps our lives interesting. The lack of change would not only be exceedingly boring, it would also put scholars and scientists out of work. Change gives science a purpose. For the at the heart of all science is the fundamental objective of explaining change. In economics and the social sciences, the task is to explain and understanding a society that is constantly changing.

    Armstrong, Harvey, "Community regional policy", in J Lodge (ed), The European Community and the Challenge of the Future, London, Pinter, 1993.

    ---"Economic development initiatives of district councils in England and Wales" in R T Harrison & M Hart (eds), Spatial Policy in a Divided Nation, London, Kingsley, pp.126-47 (with J Twomey. 1993(?)

    ---"The local income and employment impact of Lancaster University", Urban Studies, 1993, 30, 10. pp 1653-1668.

    Regional Economics and Policy, (2nd ed), 1993, Hemel Hempstead, Wheatsheaf, (with J Taylor).

    --- "Regional inequalities and regional policy in Great Britain" in: J Atkinson (ed), Development in Economics, Ormskirk, Causeway Press, 1993, pp.51-70.

    --- "The Role of transport costs as a determinant of price level differentials between the Isle of Man and the UK", World Development, 2, 2, 1993, pp 311-318.

    --- "Subsidiary and EC regional policy in Britain", Regional Studies, 26, 6, 1993, pp 575- 582.

    --- "An appraisal of EU regional policy", Economics and Business Education, 1994.

    --- "A cluster analysis of economic development initiatives of non-metropolitan district councils in England and Wales 1980 - 1992", International Regional Science Review, 1994, 17, 1 (with H Izadi).

    --- "Community regional policy" in M El-Agraa (ed), Economics of the European Union, Routledge, 1994.

    --- "Economic development initiatives of country and district councils 1990 - 1992", Applied Economics, 1994 (with H Izadi).

    --- "EU regional policy in the UK 1993-1999" in European Regional Progress, European Economic Research and Advisory Consortium.

    --- "European community regional policy, in M Artis & N Lee (eds), The Economics of the European Community, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994.

    --- "Micro states, autonomous regions and the European Community", European Urban and Regional Studies, 1994, (with R Read).

    --- "The Role and evolution of European Community regional policy", in M Keating & J B Jones (eds), Regions in the European Community, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1995.

    Bartik, Timothy J., Who Benefits from State and Regional Economic Development Policies? Upjohn Institute, 1991. ($19, paper)

    Benko, G. and M. Dunford, eds., Industrial Change and Regional Development: The Transformation of New Industrial Spaces. Belhaven/Pinter, London 1991. [HC79.D5.I5/1991]

    Bianchi, Patrizio. Industrial Policies and Economic Integration: Learning from European Experiences. London: Routledge, 1998. [HD3616 E8 B5 1998] [pp.136ff. Networks, Innovative systems etc.]

    Birner, Andreas, Hermann Fried, Andreas Novy (project coordinator), Walter B. Stoehr (project leader), "Local Development Initiatives - an Intercultural Comparison: Life Strategies and Global Structural Change" IIR-Discussion Paper 51 [Wien/Vienna]

    For almost two decades, the analysis of local and regional development processes has been a central topic of research at the Institute for Urban and Regional Studies (IIR) of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. At the beginning, the reorientation from centralized state regional planning - "top down" - to decentralized regional development policy - "bottom up" - stood in the foreground (Stoehr/Taylor, 1981). During the course of the 1980s, research interests shifted toward an integrated analysis of local and regional development processes (Muegge/Stoehr, 1987) and then finally to the analysis of case studies of local development initiatives (Stoehr, 1990a). With this final approach, local actors are the focal point of research, as they were also in Andreas Novy's dissertation at IIR (Novy, 1994).

    Button, Kenneth John and Eric Pentecost, Regional economic performance within the European Union. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 1999. [Suzzallo/Allen Stacks HC240 .B88 1999]

    Cappelin, R. and P.W.J.Batey. Regional Networks, Border Regions and European Integration. European Research in Regional Science. 1993 [HC241.2 R4275]

    Conzelmann, Thomas, ‘Europeanisation’ of Regional Development Policies? Linking the Multi-Level Governance Approach with Theories of Policy Learning and Policy Change European Integration online Papers (EIoP) Vol. 2 (1998) N° 4; Date of Publication in : 10.6.1998 []

    Danson, Mike et al., eds., Governance, Institutional Change and Regional Development. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000. [HT395.E8.G68.2000] [Partnership vs. Multi-Level Governments in UK, Sweden, Danmark, Norway, Austria]

    European Commussion. Grants and Loans from The European Union.

    The following types of regions and areas are eligible for regional development aid: regions whose development is lagging behind (Objective 1); areas seriously affected by industrial decline (Objective 2); rural areas (Objective 5b); thinly populated areas (Objective 6).

    Fisher, Peter S. and Alan H. Peters. Industrial Incentives: Competition Among American States and Cities. Upjohn Institute, 1998. ($19, paper)

    Hansen, Niles M., Benjamin Higgins, and Donald J. Savoie. Regional policy in a changing world / Niles Hansen, New York : Plenum Press, c1990. Phy Descript: 311 p. Includes bibliographical references. Higgins, Benjamin Howard, 1912-. Savoie, Donald J. Environment, development, and public policy. Cities and development. Suzzallo General Stacks HD82 .H276 1990 CHECK THE SHELVES

    Hanson, Philip and Michael Bradshaw, Regional Economic Change in Russia. Edgar Elgar, 2000. [HC340.12 R444.2000]

    Harrington, J.W., GLOBALIZATION,  INFORMATION,  AND  REGIONAL  DEVELOPMENT  POLICY (1998) [synopsis for Geog. 567]

    Healey, Patsy, ed., ... [et al.]. Making strategic spatial plans : innovation in Europe / London ; Bristol, Pa. : UCL Press, 1997. xi, 307 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Regional-planning -- Europe. Space-in-economics. Architecture General Stacks [HT395.E8 M3396 1997]

    Higgins, Benjamin Howard and Donald J. Savoie. Regional development theories & their application. New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, c1995. x, 422 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Savoie, Donald J. Regional development theories and their application. Suzzallo General Stacks HT391 .H53 1995 CHECK THE SHELVES Undergraduate General Stacks HT391 .H53 1995 CHECK THE SHELVES

    R T Harrison & M Hart (eds), Spatial Policy in a Divided Nation, London, Kingsley,

    Regional economic development : essays in honour of Francois Perroux / edited by Ben Higgins and Donald J Savoie. Boston : Allen & Unwin, 1988. xiii, 415 p. Papers presented at a conference held during the summer of 1985 at Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, Canada, sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Research on Regional Development. Includes bibliographies and index. "The main publications of Francois Perroux" : p. 385-410. Perroux-Francois-1903-. Economic-development. Regional-economics. Other Author: Perroux, Francois, 1903-. Higgins, Benjamin Howard, 1912-. Savoie, Donald J. Universite de Moncton. Institut canadien de recherche sur le developpement regional. Suzzallo General Stacks HD75 .R44 1988 CHECK THE SHELVES

    Hoggart, Keith. All washed up and nowhere to go? Public policy and geographical research. Progress in human geography [London] Vol. 20. No. 1. March 1996. p.110-122.

    Holmes, Thomas, J., The Effect of State Policies on the Location of Industry: Evidence from State Borders, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, 1996

    Jovanovic, Miroslav N., Geography of Production and Economic Integration. London: Routledge, 2001. [HF 1025 J66 2001 Suzz] Ch.6: Regional policy in the European Union, pp.263ff.

    Keating, M. & J B Jones (eds), Regions in the European Community, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1995.

    McCafferty, D. and Walsh, J.A. (1997) Competitiveness, Innovation and Regional Development in Ireland, Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) - available from Dept of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Fax: 353 17083573 (IR#20 including p&p).

    Mills, Edwin S. and John F. McDonald, eds., (1992), SOURCES OF METROPOLITAN GROWTH [chapters by William Beyers, Rodney Erickson, Richard Florida, John McDonald, Edwin Mills, Stephen Nord, Claudia Bird Schoonhoven, Robert Sheets, and others]

    "In a thorough assessment of the strategies, tools, and requirements for stimulating economic growth and metropolitan development, the most eminent scholars in the field discuss ... economic development. They review producer services, suburban business centers, enterprise zones, technology-based ventures, and industrial incubators... Is there a nationwide venture capital network? What are the locational requirements of firms in high-growth industries? What are the consequences of failed growth?"

    Molle, W. (1996). The Regional Economic Structure of the European Union: an Analysis of Long-Term Developments. In: Peschel, K. (ed.). Regional Growth and Regional Policy Within the Framework of European Integration. Physica-Verlag.

    Parr, John B., Growth-pole Strategies in Regional Economic Planning: A Retrospective View. URBAN STUDIES
    Part 1. Origins and Advocacy, Volume 36 Number 7 June 1999, pp. 1195ff.

    The paper undertakes a detailed examination of growth-pole strategies, an emphasis in regional economic planning during the 1960s which never lived up to its early promise, The initial concern is with the origins of the strategy, particularly the manner in which the work of Perroux (on dominance and economic space) became modified to form a normative concept in regional economic planning.

    Part 2. Implementation and Outcome Volume 36 Number 8 July 1999, pp.1247ff.

    Robert, Jacques, Dipl.-Ing. Mobilising the indigenous potential of disadvantaged regions: a new dimension of regional planning. Strasbourg : Council of Europe, 1982. [38 p. ; 29 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Europe -- Economic-conditions -- Regional-disparities. Regional-economics. European regional planning study series ; no. 40. Government Pub Stacks International CE P693 no.40]

    Scott, Allen J., Regions and the World Economy: The Coming Shape of Global Production, Competition, and Political Order. Oxford UP, 1998. [viii, 177 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Economic-geography. Regional-economics. International-economic-relations. Competition-International. Suzzallo General Stacks HF1025 .S364 1998]

    Sørensen, Christen (Ed.) Empirical Evidence of Regional Growth: The Centre-Periphery Discussion [The Expert Committee to the Danish Ministry of the Interior, October 1997]

    Stoehr, Walter B. Global Challenge and Local Response: Initiatives for Economic Regeneration in Contemporary Europe.United Nations University / Mansell, 1990 [HC240.G54]

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    Harvey ARMSTRONG, BA Sheffield, MSc London School of Economics, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Economics Department, The Management School, Lancaster University, UK

    What is a "Government Economist Virus": When nothing works, but all your diagnostic software says that everything is fine.

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