UNDERSTANDING THE UNIQUE IMPACTS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH VARIABLES*

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ABSTRACT The paper uses a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model for a small city to examine how expansions in export and local sectors, changes in total factor productivity (TFP), and growth in population impact an economy. We examine the effects of each source of growth and find that the level and distribution of economic activity vary considerably. We also evaluate each source of growth in the context of a variety of policy metrics, which provide guidelines to policy makers, including the types of firms to be recruited in specific regions.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9787.2012.00765.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics and Marketing, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN 47712. 2: Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523. 3: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523.

Publication date: August 1, 2012

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