Policy Responses to a Dark Side of the Integration of Regions

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dc.contributor.author Stark, Oded de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-13 de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-18T10:03:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-13 de_DE
dc.date.available 2014-03-18T10:03:51Z
dc.date.issued 2012 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 358619319 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-60360 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/47896
dc.description.abstract In his paper I study policy responses to an increase in post-merger distress. I consider the integration of regions as a merger of populations which I view as a revision of social space, and I identify the effect of the merger on aggregate distress. The paper is based on the premise that the merger of groups of people alters their social landscape and their comparators. Employing a specific measure of social distress that is based on the sensing of relative deprivation, a merger increases aggregate distress: the social distress of a merged population is greater than the sum of the social distress of the constituent populations when apart. In response, policies are enacted to ensure that aggregate distress and/or that of individuals does not rise after a merger. I consider two publicly-financed, cost-effective policies designed so as not to reduce individuals’ incomes: a policy that reverses the negative effect of the merger on the aggregate level of relative deprivation, bringing it back to the sum of the pre-merger levels of aggregate relative deprivation of the two populations when apart; and a policy that is aimed at retaining the relative deprivation of each individual at most at its pre-merger level. These two policies are developed as algorithms. Numerical examples illustrate the application of the algorithms. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
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dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Integration <Internationale Politik> de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 330 de_DE
dc.subject.other Merger of populations , Revision of social space , Aggregate relative deprivation , Societal distress , Policy responses en
dc.title Policy Responses to a Dark Side of the Integration of Regions en
dc.type ResearchPaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ workingPaper de_DE
utue.opus.id 6036 de_DE
utue.publikation.source University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 28 de_DE

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