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The political economy of regionalism
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (Nationalekonomi)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3719-8594
2004 (English)In: European Economic Review, ISSN 0014-2921, E-ISSN 1873-572X, Vol. 48, no 3, 563-593 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We examine the incentives of regions to unite and separate. Separation allows for greater influence over the nature of political decision making while unification allows regions to exploit economies of scale in the provision of government. Our paper explores the influence of size, location and the diversity within regions in shaping this trade-off. We then examine the way in which alternative political institutions aggregate regional preferences and thereby define the number of countries.

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Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004. Vol. 48, no 3, 563-593 p.
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45620DOI: 10.1016/S0014-2921(02)00329-XISI: 000221309300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-45620DiVA: diva2:957333
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Diversity; Referendum; Secession; Unequal union
Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-09-01 Last updated: 2016-09-08Bibliographically approved

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