Measuring regional multipliers: a comparison between two different methodologies in the case of the Italian regions


Faggian, Alessandra and Biagi, Bianca (2003) Measuring regional multipliers: a comparison between two different methodologies in the case of the Italian regions. Italian Journal of Regional Science, 1, (2), 33-58.

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This paper focuses on theory and methodology in estimating Keynesian regional multipliers. After introducing the concept of Keynesian multipliers at both national and regional level and describe the database used, two methodologies are compared and applied to the case of the Italian regions: the "Marginal propensities method" (MPM) and the "Aggregate leakages method" (ALM). The higher multipliers values in Southern Italy, resulting from the application of both methodologies, are consistent with similar previous findings and appear to be related to the degree of openness of the local economy, the availability of resources and their marginal productivity, the level of wealth, income distribution and the consequent different consumption patterns. Keywords: Keynesian multipliers, Italian regions, regional disparities JEL-classification: R10, E12, R15

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1720-3929 (print)
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Economy, Culture, Space
ePrint ID: 57994
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:40
Contact Email Address: A.Faggian@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57994

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