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The cost of remoteness revisited

Title data

Franke, Richard:
The cost of remoteness revisited.
Kiel : Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) , 2017 . - 36 p. - (Kiel Working Paper ; 2070 )

Official URL: Volltext

Project information

Project title:
Project's official titleProject's id
Die volkswirtschaftlichen Effekte der Vertriebenen und ihre Integration in Westdeutschland, 1945-70BR 4979/1-1

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Abstract in another language

Redding and Sturm (2008) use the German division as a natural experiment to study the importance of market access for regional development. They show empirically that cities close to the East-West German border experienced a significant decline in population growth due to division. I argue that their results are driven by the internal migration of refugees in the 1950s rather than the loss of market access. In fact, the treatment effect estimated by Redding and Sturm (2008) disappears completely once the refugee share in 1950 and boundary changes of sample cities are taken into account.

Further data

Item Type: Working paper, discussion paper
Keywords: Market Access; Regional Growth; Internal Migration
Subject classification: JEL: F15; N94; R12; R23
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics VII: Quantitative Economic History
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
900 History and geography > 940 History of Europe
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 08:35
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 05:40
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/45925