Inter-Temporal Analysis of Regional Multipliers
The economics of regional differences in the Netherlands are regularly studied from different perspectives and within different analytical frameworks. Recent studies focus on respectively the regional growth and distribution of firms, and households, their interactions, and impact on the regional labour markets, and the evaluation and formulation of regional public policy. Although the Netherlands falls in 12 provinces, most analysis aggregates the provinces in the four regions of North, East, West and South. Most studies agree that the West, which is economically the most developed region, has been growing in recent years at lesser rates than the East and South, and that the North lags behind and is not in a position to catch up with the rest.