A sustainable regional policy

This project is financed by the Research Council of Norway under the Research Programme on Nature-based Industry (NATUROGNAERING). Period: 1/1 2010-12/31 2012

The project confronts a common challenge for most Western countries; to reorient the regional policy from traditional sector support and towards public goods and more general policy instruments like programs for tax relief and infrastructure investments.

The workhorse of the project will be a multi-sector model of the Norwegian economy, with special focus on area and nature-based industries. The model allows us to analyze and compare (quantitatively) how different regional policy instruments will affect use of area and locations, and production and employment in typically rural industries.