Effects of (dis-)integrations at the Austrian-Czech border

Project Identification
Project Period
1/2020 - 12/2022
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Economics and Administration
Cooperating Organization
Österreichisches Inst. für Wirtschaftsforschung

Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Austrian-Czech border region has been exposed to recurrent large-scale and unforeseen episodes of economic integration and disintegration. The current project will use this unique historical experience of repeated (dis-)integration to analyze its economic effects empirically and to test the predictions of economic geography models of regional development. The project will therefore substantially enrich the still rather limited but growing empirical literature on the regional economic consequences of market (dis-)integration at the subnational level.

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