The impact of investments in special economic zones on regional development: the case of Poland.

Ambroziak, A.A. and Hartwell, C. A., 2018. The impact of investments in special economic zones on regional development: the case of Poland. Regional Studies, 52 (10), 11322- 1331.

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DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1395005

Abstract

Special economic zones (SEZs) in Poland were established explicitly to enhance regional development, crafting a series of investment incentives designed to boost investment attractiveness in particular regions. How have these incentives fared in reality? To capture the impact of SEZs upon regional development in the country, we use a counterfactual evaluation method across a number of important metrics, including company investment, number of companies and unemployment. The analysis shows that SEZs have had a strongly positive impact upon the development of the least-developed regions in Poland, while in relatively richer ones the effect was weak or even negative.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0034-3404
Uncontrolled Keywords:special economic zones; regional development; investment; unemployment rate; Poland
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:30631
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:30 Apr 2018 14:53
Last Modified:18 Sep 2018 11:03

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