Structures and Prospects in Nordic Regional Economics

Nordregio Report 1999:5

Articles in this publication are based on papers presented at the 1998 Savonlinna seminar on Nordic Regional Economics. Papers were selected to represent specific subject areas and describe some prevailing research trends in regional economics in the Nordic countries.

Contents:

PART I: PLENUM PAPERS

Osmo Forssell: Economic research challenges for the Northern Dimension

Heikki Eskelinen: From the shadow of the forests towards learning-based specialisation: the uphill struggle of Eastern Finland

PART 2: REGIONAL INPUT-OUTPUT ANALYSIS

Introduction by Ilkka Susiluoto

Gerard J. Eding and Henk J. Nijmeijer: The estimation of trade in interregional input-output tables

Juha Piispala: Regional input-output tables based on a supply-and-use framework: the Finnish case

Knut Ingar Westeren: Large companies in peripheral regions - input-output analysis of development trends

PART III: LABOUR MOBILITY

Introduction by Hannu Tervo

Mats Johansson and Lars Olof Persson: Aspects of interregional labour mobility in Sweden

Jari Ritsilä and Hannu Tervo: Regional differences in migratory behaviour in Finland

Elli Heikkilä and Lasse Sigbjørn Stambøl: Regional labour force migration: a Finnish-Norwegian experience

PART IV: GROWTH, CONVERGENCE AND SPECIALISATION

Introduction by Aku Alanen

Aki Kangasharju and Aku Alanen: Convergence or divergence? Evolution of regional GDP per capita in the Nordic countries

Sari Pekkala: Aggregate economic fluctuations and regional productivity convergence: the Finnish case 1988-95

Kimmo Niiranen: Industrial specialisation of local economies in Finland: what do statistics reveal?

Lea Ylänen Pelkonen: Human capital as a growth factor in Finnish provinces 1970-1995

PART V: SUMMARY MODELS

REGIONAL ACCOUNTS AND REGIONAL MODELS: GRASPING THE LOCAL MULTIPLIER EFFECTS

Introduction by Jan Mønnesland

Bjarne Madsen, Chris Jensen-Butler, Trine Filges and Jens Lehrmann Rasmussen: Local national accounts for Denmark: the SAM approach

Trine Filges, Jens Lehrmann Rasmussen, Bjarne Madsen and Chris Jensen-Butler: LINE: a model of 275 Danish municipalities

Michael J. Swanson, George W. Morse and Knut Ingar Westeren: Estimating regional purchase coefficients from value-added-tax data

PART 6: RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES - A NORDIC PANEL'S ASSESSMENT