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Investigating agglomeration economies in a panel of European cities and regions

Artis, Michael and Curran, Declan and Sensier, Marianne (2011) Investigating agglomeration economies in a panel of European cities and regions. SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0078. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper investigates agglomeration economies in an annual panel of NUTS 2 and NUTS 3 city regions across France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK over 1980-2006 and comparing three sub-samples to see if the effects have changed over time. We uncover evidence of long run agglomeration effects of around 6% for NUTS 2 and NUTS 3 city regions for the full sample. The underlying pattern that this data reflects is changing sectoral composition in which manufacturing was declining, to be largely replaced by services; then more recently a period of city-based economic growth with the financial and business services-led boom at its heart.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 15:27
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2014 15:27
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), Welsh Assembly Government

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