|aThe dilemma of regional policy :|bIncreasing 'Efficiency' or Improving 'Equity'? /|cStilianos Alexiadis.
|aCham :|bPalgrave Macmillan Limited,|c.
|a117 p. :|bill. ;|c21 cm.
|aApplying the principles of optimal control theory to the problem of regional allocation of investment can be a useful tool for demonstrating how the trade-off between regional equity and overall efficiency can be overcome. This book poses the following questions: are spatial inequalities harmful for overall efficiency? How is the economist to assist the policy-maker in establishing generally applicable criteria or policies when the aims include equity as well as efficiency? Alexiadis analyses the 'equity versus efficiency' dilemma in the allocation of scarce resources, expressing the argument in mathematical terms; an issue of particular importance in development planning and programming.
Stilianos Alexiadis is Economics Researcher in the Division of Documentation and Agricultural Statistics at the Ministry of Rural Development and Foods, Greece. Alexiadis holds a PhD in Economics from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and has teaching experience at Piraeus University and in higher education colleges in Greece. His research interests include regional growth, regional convergence, regional policy, policy evaluation, cumulative growth, technology clusters and R&D labour distribution.