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Gaigné, Carl

Works: 20 works in 38 publications in 2 languages and 86 library holdings
Roles: Author, 958, Editor, Opponent
Classifications: HT321, 338.5
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Most widely held works by Carl Gaigné
The gains from preferential tax regimes reconsidered by Carl Gaigné( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The EU policy against harmful tax competition aims at eliminating tax policies targeted at attracting the internationally mobile tax base. We examine this issue by considering two countries which decide their corporate tax rates their tax regimes (discriminatory or non-discriminatory tax policy). Firms produce under imperfect competition and trade between countries is costly. The endogenous spatial allocation of mobile firms depends upon different parameters of the economy while the distribution of immobile firms is exogenous. We show that countries discriminate against immobile firms when trade costs are high. Trade integration makes imposing the same tax on all firms more appealing such that, at low trade costs, the unique Nash equilibrium is characterized by uniform corporate taxes being set by both governments. However, when trade costs reach intermediates values, fiscal competition may lead to tax discrimination while uniform taxation is socially preferred
Aging nations and the future of cities by Carl Gaigné( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We investigate whether an aging population may challenge the supremacy of large working-cities. To this end, we develop an economic geography model with two types of individuals (workers and retirees) and two sectors (local services and manufacturing). Workers produce and consume; the elderly consume only. As a result, the mobility decision of workers is driven by both the wage gap and the cost-of-living gap, unlike the elderly who react to the differences in the cost of living only. We show that the return of pre-industrial urban system dominated by rentier cities does not seem to be on the agenda. Quite the opposite, the future of large working-cities is still bright, the reason being that todays urban costs act as a strong force that prevents a large share of local services and manufacturing firms from following the rentiers in the elderly-cities, while the supply of differentiated b2c services prevent their complete separation
Is the regulation of the transport sector always detrimental to consumers? by Kristian Behrens( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to make the metropolitan area work? : neither big government, nor laissez-faire by Carl Gaigné( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study how political boundaries and fiscal competition interact with the labor and land markets to determine the economic structure and performance of metropolitan areas. Contrary to general belief, institutional fragmentation need not be welfare-decreasing, and commuting from the suburbs to the central city is not wasteful. Thus, the institutional and economic limits of the central city do not coincide at the social optimum. Under tax competition, the central business district is too small. The dispersion of jobs is increased when suburbanite workers consume the public services supplied by the central city. This indicates the need for some metropolitan governance
Agglomeration, city size and crime by Carl Gaigné( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyzes the relationship between crime and agglomeration where the land, labor, product, and crime markets are endogenously determined. We show that in bigger cities there is relatively more crime, a standard stylized fact of most cities in the world. We also show that, in the short run when individuals are not mobile, a reduction in commuting costs (or a better access to jobs) decreases crime while, in the long run with free mobility, the effect is ambiguous. Finally, we show that the most efficient way of reducing total crime is to use both a transportation and a crime policy that decreases commuting costs and increases policy resources
Inter-regional and international trade : seventy years after Ohlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Localisation rurale des activités industrielles : Que nous enseigne l'économie géographique? by Carl Gaigné( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'objectif de ce papier est de mettre en évidence les résultats des nouvelles théories de la localisation qui sont susceptibles d'expliquer les localisations industrielles en zone rurales. Une revue orientée de la littérature récente d'économie géographique est présentée, dans laquelle sont mis en évidence les termes de l'arbitrage réalisé par les firmes entre une localisation urbaine et une localisation dans un espace à faibre densité de population. Il convient de tenir compte du fait que coexistent deux grands types d'espaces dits ruraux : des zones rurales sous influence urbaine et des zones rurales autonomes. Dans le premiers cas, ce sont essentiellement les mécanismes à l'oeuvre sur les marchés fonciers qui agissent sur la localisation des activités non agricoles, alors que c'est au travers du fonctionnement des marchés locaux du travail que l'on peut appréhender l'industrialisation dans le cas des zones rurales hors influence urbaine."--Editeur
Globalization, tax competition and fiscal equalization by Carl Gaigné( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investissement direct et sous-traitance internationale dans les pays du Sud : le cas de la Tunisie. by Oubeid Rahmouni( )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the early eighties, the liberalization of the world economy has led to a rapid evolution of the FDI flows essentially to the developing countries. This growth is the result of a structural change of the economic activity towards an international vertical specialization. Consequently, a new principle of analysis has emerged to arbitrate between the FDI and the international outsourcing.Our work is interested in the case of Tunisia and examines the evolution of the FDI inflows after the signing of the partnership agreement with the EU in 1995. This agreement represents a landmark in the liberalization process of the Tunisian economy meant to strengthen the traditional economic determinants.Our empirical study of the inflows between 1992 and 2008 for the 58 countries originating in the foreign investment in Tunisia shows that these investments have concentrated mainly on the sector of energy and on the textile and clothing industry. The main motivation of the foreign investors remains the search for cheap labour in a logical international division of labour. Furthermore, apart from some privatization operations generating important flows and concentrated in telecommunications and cement, the process of liberalization of the economic activity didn't have the expected effects on the incoming FDI flows
International spillovers and productivity : the French case by Haithem Ben Hassine( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 2004, the French public authorities launched the first call for projects kicking off the policy clusters, including Phase 3 launched by the government on 9 January 2013, with particular emphasis on issues of economic spinoffs clusters that should be amplified. The objective of this thesis is to verify the existence of such spinoffs (spillovers) from foreign direct investment (FDI) in the French case. Specifically, we analyze the impact of spillovers on the productivity of firms located in France and we want to know if the decisions to invest in R&D are closely related to the level of spillovers flowing between local firms and foreign firms operating in France. In the first chapter, we aim at verifying the existence of knowledge spilovers through two transmission channels: horizontal and vertical ones. We highlight that the know-how spreads on the one hand, between foreign customers and local supplier in the upstream sector (backward linkages) and on the other hand, between local suppliers and foreign customers in the downstream sector (forward linkages). We suggest that, in the French case, the knowledge spillovers occur primarily through backward spillovers, while spillovers within the same sector (horizontal spillovers) and spillovers diffused from the foreign suppliers to the local customers rather act as a brake on the productivity of firms located in France. In the second chapter, we focus on the incentive of firms to further invest in R&D with respect to the intensity of spillovers resulting from these activities. For this purpose, we build a theoretical model to explain the strategies of firms in terms of R&D based on the technological know-how disseminated by a foreign subsidiary in the host country (international R&D spillovers), know-how issued by a local firm (reverse R&D spillovers) and the know-how that being exchanged between the subsidiary firm and its parent company located in its home country (internal technological transfer). We show that taking into account these different channels of exogenous spillovers refers to the prisoner's dilemma where the diffusion of a high and comparable level of know-how encourages firms to invest in R&D and a low level of spillovers compared to a threshold value (determined based on the intensity of competition) forces them to reduce their R&D investment. In a context of asymmetric spillovers, the firm which more absorbs the technology of its competitor increases its investment in R&D. In the last chapter, we focus on international spillovers and reverse spillovers not only from R&D activities but also from outsourcing activities. We suggest that the effects of international spillovers on the productivity of firms in France are more important than those of reverse spillovers. As far as R&D spillovers are concerned, their effect on a firms' productivity is positive and significant in the upstream and downstream sector, but is more important for backward linkages. Concerning spillovers from outsourcing activities, the effect is only in favor of spillovers diffused by the contractor. These effects depend on the technological level of the sector concerned. The effect of spillovers on the productivity seems to be more important for firms belonging to high-tech sectors than for firms belonging to medium- and low-tech sectors
Economie des villes et de la localisation by Masahisa Fujita( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Économie géographique et dispersion des activités productives : contributions à l'analyse de la localisation industrielle en zone rurale by Carl Gaigné( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Appariement et stabilité de la relation d'emploi dans les espaces ruraux = Matching and stability of employment relationship in rural areas by Carl Gaigné( )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Localisation des productions agricoles et durabilité des systèmes d'approvisionnement alimentaire en milieu urbain by Anne Fournier( )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Over the past sixty years, the world population has experienced a dramatic surge from 2.5 billion people by the end of World War II, to 7 billion in 2011. This population growth differs from previous episodes not only in importance, but also because of the joint emergence of a new and ongoing trend of rising urbanization. Expected to strengthen worldwide, this trend is a real challenge for the international community in terms of sustainability, especially for food supply. This thesis provides a theoretical treatment of food supply chain sustainability in a context of rapid and unrelenting urbanization. Halfway between economic geography and environmental economics, its primary goal is to allow for a theoretical formalization of ecological and social trade-offs in a spatially explicit framework. Besides, we argue that this issue cannot satisfactorily resolved without paying specific attention to urban-rural interactions. Our work discloses the following major element : because of the tight and inextricable interconnection between urban and rural areas, the ecological assessment of any food supply chain can only be achieved by taking into account both the demographic and physical features of cities
Economie géographique et dispersion des activités productives contributions à l'analyse de la localisation industrielle en zone rurale by Carl Gaigné( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cette thèse vise à analyser les conditions et le caractère socialement souhaitable ou non de la dispersion spatiale des industries à partir de modèles de localisation d'équilibre général en situation de concurrence monopolistique de type Dixit-Stiglitz. Je montre, tout d'abord, de quelle manière le niveau d'activité des zones rurales est lié à l'évolution des valeurs relatives des coûts de transport des biens finaux et des biens intermédiaires ainsi que de l'évolution des technologies de production. A la suite de ces deux investigations théoriques, une analyse économétrique est menée montrant l'existence, pour un nombre important de secteurs, d'un arbitrage entre se localiser dans les zones où le coût du travail est relativement faible et se localiser à proximité des producteurs et demandeurs de biens intermédiaires. Enfin, les conditions pour lesquelles la dispersion des activités doit être favorisée sont déterminées au vu de critères d'efficacité et d'équité
Economie de la production ricultural production economics( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Agglomération et politiques régionales de soutien de l'offre by Sylvie Charlot( )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Are compact cities environmentally friendly? by Carl Gaigné( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There is a large consensus among international institutions and national governments to favor urban-containment policies - the compact city - as a way to improve the ecological performance of the urban system. This approach overlooks a fundamental fact: what matters for the ecological outcome of cities is the mix between the level of population density and the global pattern of activities. As expected, when both the intercity and intraurban distributions of activities are given, a higher population density makes cities more environmentally friendly. However, once we account for the fact that cities may be either monocentric or polycentric as well as for the possible relocation of activities between cities, the relationship between population density and the ecological performance of cities appears to be much more involved. Indeed, because changes in population density affect land rents and wages, firms and workers are incited to relocate, thus leading to new commuting and shipping patterns. We show that policies favoring the decentralization of jobs may be more environmentally desirable
Trade costs and international strategy of firms the role of endogenous product differentiation by Pierre Blanchard( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trade costs versus urban costs by Jean Cavailhès( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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