Geographical macro and regional impact modeling

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The geographic macro and regional modeling (GMR) framework has been established and continuously improved to better support regional development policy decisions by ex-ante and ex-post scenario analyses. Knowledge-based development oriented policy instruments (R&D subsidies, promotion of knowledge networks, human capital development, entrepreneurship policies or instruments promoting more intensive public-private collaborations in innovation) are in the focus of the GMR-approach. An important feature of this approach is that it incorporates geographic effects (e.g., agglomeration, interregional trade, migration) while both macro (national) and regional impacts of policies are simulated. In this book chapter I provide a concise description of the GMR policy impact analysis method while it will also be related to current theoretical investigations in regional economics as well as to alternative economic impact modeling practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Spatial Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Spatial Science
ISSN (Print)1430-9602
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9375

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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    Varga, A. (2017). Geographical macro and regional impact modeling. In Advances in Spatial Science (9783319505893 ed., pp. 49-58). (Advances in Spatial Science; No. 9783319505893). Springer International Publishing.