Questions related to Regional Economics
I would like to build ranking, which will reflect regional innovational and digital potential. My initial idea is to run regression analysis and see, which factors are significantly related to the gross regional product. After that I would like to choose only significant factors and used them as a data for building up my own ranking. I know, that there are a lot of different ways on how to build ranking, how to normalize values of the variables and etc. and it is not the question, which i would like to ask.
My question is: can i somehow use regression analysis in order to determine weights of the factors in total ranking, which i would like to build? For example, i build regression of explanatory variable on gross regional product and, using/transforming coefficients estimates from it determine that factor x1 has weight 0.2 out of the 1 in total rating, x2 has weight 0.6 out of one in total rating and x3 has weight 0.2 out of 1 in total rating.
It is clear that i can not compare coefficients estimates between each other, except for the case of standartized coefficients or when regressors has the same scale and meaning. However, i am not sure whether it is correct way, since i have not found any good supporting literature in order to justify this intuition.
I will appreciate any help)
Usually we use the two terms interchangeably in our articles but whether is there any technical difference between them?
I would like to research the role of innovation subsidies (for both public research and private R&D resarch) on regional economic growth. Firstly, I would like to show how subsidies affect innovation activity in regions and then, hypotesize innovation activity & regional growth relationship. What could be the best econometric methodology and model for both phases of the research?
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My proposal for a PhD project is to examine the concept of a 'shared coalition' for a self-organised regional agency / entity that seeks to lead entrepreneurial activity within a regional economic development agenda/context with a focus on regional entrepreneurial ecosystems literature/theory.
I am looking for ideas and suggestions on how to picture (by photography, drawing, painting or what else comes to mind …) the rural-urban-nexus as it aims at a holistic, integrated and sustainable development of regions by strengthening the urban-rural relations.
The development of cities, peri-urban and rural areas is functionally closely intertwined. The new funding measure “Stadt-Land-Plus (Urban-Rural-Plus)” of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) facilitates research to implement an efficient resource-saving land management on a regional level while safeguarding the interests of cities, peri-urban and rural areas.
However, meeting this target is challenged by a lack of knowledge about the interaction of urban-rural relations and the sustainability of regions, in particular with regard to material flows and establishing a regional circular economy as well as with regard to institutions and processes to improve balancing the interests between urban, peri-urban and rural areas and actors.
Any recommendation on how to put such a complex topic into a photo or illustration would be highly appreciated.
The BMBF funding measure “Stadt-Land-Plus” is part of the “Flagship Initiative ‘City of the Future’” under the third BMBF framework programme “Research for Sustainable Development – FONA³“. https://www.fona.de/en/stadt-land-plus-21638.html
The economic literature shows a growing interest on investigating the regional economic performance as a result of changes in macroeconomic policy i.e. monetary and fiscal. The contributions are grounded primarily on VAR models and hence provide empirical insights. The motivation behind rests in the recognition that a better and deeper knowledge about the regional effects may help design a more accurate macro policy. Initial investigations highlight the heterogeneous responses but more research is needed to put at work not only new empirical methodologies but also theoretical economic models.
The study includes a three-dimensions; regional entrepreneurial opportunities, peri-urban economic development and outward migration to peri-urban areas.
please, I am looking to know the indicators of regional entrepreneurial opportunities.
I am looking at the literature and seems poor on this aspect. Has anybody ever noticed / studied / developed a work on how a specific energy technology (or even an innovation) gets adopted by neighboring countries demonstrating a specific sequence of adoption stages?
I would highly appreciate any thoughts, sources, papers etc.
Thank you in advance.
The "border effect" literature contrast interregional-intranational trade versus interregional-international trade, through a dummy variable in a gravity model.
I am especially interested in the process of regional structural change there as to textile and clothing industry and the consquences this had for the city's economic situation.
My dependent variable is the area of the construct land, and the rate of increase will decrease by the area increasing. I think as the proportion of construct land increase the city will control the land use. Each city has different administration area, so it may be not properly to use the logarithmic transformation. This may have the Marginal efficiency problem.
PS: Very appreciate for some related papers!
I'm looking for recent studies (or literature review) on the relationship (cross-country, individual country or regional analysis) between human capital (education, lifelong learning) and the distribution of income, starting from the pioneering work of Mincer (1958). In particular, I'd be interested in studies on regions or areas of a country. Thank you all
A. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will “provide financing to any entity or enterprise operating in the territory of a AIIB’s member, as well as to international or regional agencies or entities concerned with economic development of the Asia region.”
The AIIB’s strategic goals are:
1. sustainable infrastructure development
2. cross country connectivity
3. catalyzing private finance .
B. “One Belt – One Road” (OBOR) Project is within frames of the AIIB’s mission. Therefore the investments outside Asia could also be financed by AIIB, especially railway tracks, logistic centres alongside the OBOR’s paths, general cross-continental road infrastructure.
C. I take as assumption necessity of cooperation between EU and South-East Asia region in long-term perspective (increasing PPP, number of inhabitants, regional advanced technology investments, alternative in market diversification strategy, FDI opportunities as a base for TNC expansion).
D. This is a fact that Chinese FDI placed in EU are focused on:
1. exploration of various industries know-how
2. advantages of access to the European resources within domestic market (EU market)
3. and advantages of gained specialization within a value chain.
1. Do European companies perceive OBOR as opportunity for their development? If yes, in what categories:
a/ expansion through FDI’s,
b/ participation in foreign investment projects?
2. Where geographically could they expend? Which sectors are preferred?
3. Do the strategies of companies development very between various EU countries? Different expectations of advanced technologies countries and those where lower labour cost factor is their main competitive advantage?
4. How GDP structure impacts on interests in the OBOR development within EU? Are export orientated countries (e.g. produced in Germany goods and exported, have a significant share in German GDP) more interested in cross-country connectivity improvements, than countries utilizing this paths mainly for import?
5. Does the train road change a lot in the course of maritime cargo well-being? Could one notice other determinants refocusing the transportation means towards inland areas?
6. And finally, are the AIIB’s funds expected by EU countries as co-financial means of such infrastructure projects on the territory of EU (Poland, Slovakia, Hungry, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany or even further towards West)?
I am studying strategic management process and performance of 6 companies in two countries. Three companies in country A and three companies in country B. I want to know if it necessary or compulsory to control for age, firm size and location
Regional identity, for the purposes of the hereby research it can be adopted, with a degree of simplification, that it is the sense of identification with a certain fragment of space which is perceived as part of ourselves.
There are many growth models and they focus on economic output. However, we know that development has some other aspects. I am trying to build a multi-dimensional approach including both social and economic variebles. I constructed a regional devleopment index and I want to use it as "socio-economic output of regions" and construct a model for development which includes the role of public policy. I just wonder if someone encounters a theoretical model for multi-dimensional socio-economic development.
I will be really glad if you could direct me to correct references.
The question is, how to prove / estimate, on what characterisitcs do have impact large, medium, small and micro companies. Supposing large companies would have impact on unemployment and GDP I could use these two + average wage. Do you have some other ideas? Problem is the data availability (data from Czech Statistical Office). What methods would you use? How to eliminate (minimize) the influence of others factors? Is the only way of solution using appropriate statistical methods? What about qualitative explanation? What about the time delay?
Do you know some articles dealing with this, i.e. impact of companies according to their size, exluding / minimizing other factors?
Thank you very much!
An effective understanding of business clusters and business incubators is important. Regional economic growth / development and strategies are also salient.
I'm trying to raise a doctoral dissertation regarding the regional urban economy. and I'm looking lean on some empirically proven methodology that supports my proposal.
I have conducted survey and fieldwork about awareness of and demand for Islamic loans in Norway and I am looking to expand the research. I am particularly interested in work in sociology or anthropology or religious studies.
Primarily looking for research related to regional economic consequence due to marine port stoppage (e.g., labor dispute, etc.) for a long-term period (greater than 1 month).
I need to critically discuss the basis on which Germany, Sweden and France are similar to each other and different from the US and Japan. Which theoretical framework shall I use? In fact, I need to understand the importance of using the framework too. Please guide. And suggest, any reading material too.
Does exists any dynamic stochastic model applied to any state of the U.S. or of any other country? It would be more interesting if the state in question were big enough in relation to its country.
The closest that I found was models for countries within the Euro zone, but without trade connections with countries outside this zone.
I am willing to explore an empirical study on shadow economy in Nepal. Nepal currently experiencing double obstructions: one from the 'Madhesh based parties through road strikes; another from the Indian unofficial blockade. As a consequences the supply is heavily dropped and the price take-off. Now, there is substantial growth of 'shadow economy' in Nepal. However, Government of Nepal has intervened the growing 'shadow economy' but the actions are not enough to stop the new growing rom environment for 'shadow economy' as there is consistent demands from overwhelming public specially goods are fuels and energy like petrol and cooking gas.
In order to explore the growing market failure, I am willing to know how to measure the market inefficiencies and how to measure 'shadow economy'?
I want to show the impact of socio-economic variables (eight) on Child Sex Ratio using census data of 2001 and 2011 on seven municipal towns.
What are some of the alternative ways (other than federal funding) states can pursue to fund public services such as transportation planning, paying for police and fire services and improving education? Usually those services are funded by a combination of state tax income and federal funding. How can tax-free states generate alternative income to pay for such services?
There is a number of central government expenditure which the implementation is done in province scope such as capital expenditure, I would like to analyze the implications of the central government spending on regional economic growth and poverty.
Regional integration models and Central America regional integration
Relationship between regional integration models and development
By production I refer to the activities generate by higher education institutions like graduates or research outputs.
Does it form with high multiplier effects in some countries (regions) than others?
does location matter?
does tourism follow an evolutionary path or do we need more focused policies?
Transportation corridors are becoming key road maps for economic development in developing countries. I would wish to engage this topic and find out whether its the most sustainable developmental approach for regional integration.
Variations in development of any region are dictates of the available resources and the levels of their development, thus presenting regions as developed, developing, and under-developed regions. The main goal of regional planning as a field of study is to promote regional development.
There are different attempts to measure well-being on the national and international level (OECD Better Life Index, Human Development Index, Database of Happiness Research etc.). Are there similar studies on the regional level? We are trying to do such research for Salzburg and wonder if there are some examples.
In a regression I am using the following dependent variable: [(investments_2012-investments_2011)/turnover_2011].
Should I denominate this variable "the share of investment in turnover" or "the share of investment on turnover" or "the share of investment with respect to turnover" or ...?
I am interested in looking at the policies of small governments concerning population change. For example, how does a county manage an aging population or decrease in labor? Some of the counties in Midwest America are continuing to lose young labor especially in rural areas. What can those counties do to reinvent themselves and replenish the population?