Tallinn University of Technology

You are welcome to the Department of Economics and Finance research seminar "Regional Economic Impacts of the Øresund Cross-Border Fixed Link: Cui Bono?". 

The seminar will take place on 25th of October at 16:00 - 17:00 in room SOC-413 and MS Teamsi platform  (link).

Presenter: Helery Tasane  (Department of Economics and Finance, TalTech)

Paper title: Regional Economic Impacts of the Øresund Cross-Border Fixed Link: Cui Bono?
Helery Tasane joint work with Michael Funke (Hamburg University; TalTech) and Kadri Männasoo (TalTech) 


Recently, there has been a growing interest in newly developed econometric tools to conduct counterfactual analysis when a treated unit experiences a policy intervention, and an artificial control group has to be constructed. Adopting novel penalized synthetic control methods, we quantify the causal impact of the multi-modal Øresund fixed link on the adjacent cross-border regions in Skåne and Zealand. The treatment impacts on the intertwining metropolitan regions of Copenhagen and Malmö are positive. However, the impact on the Copenhagen metropolitan area is overlaid by the Great Belt strait fixed link, which was opened shortly before. An array of robustness tests supports our interpretations, and several appendices supplement the presentation in the paper.

The public research seminars of the Department of Economics and Finance (DEF) at Tallinn University of Technology  usually take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in online format, unless announced otherwise. The seminar will last one hour, presentation will last approximately 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of discussion. The seminars are held in English. Questions about the seminar can be sent to the seminar coordinator Natalia Levenko: natalia.levenko@taltech.ee.