Fiscal competition and regional differentiation
van YPERSELE, T.
Infrastructure | Regional development | ﬁscal competition, regional development, infrastructure, horizontal differentiation | Fiscal competition | Horizontal differentiation
Regions can benefit by offering infrastructure services that are differentiated. Competition between regions over potential investors is then less direct, allowing them to realize greater benefits from external investors. The two polar cases of full and incomplete information about investors' needs are studied. In both cases, there is regional differentiation.
However, fiscal competition is efficient in the former case but not in the latter. Finally, it is shown that free entry in the location market calls for some regulation because of the excessive number of competing regions that would prevail in equilibrium.