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Economic growth in cities: issues for central government

Overman, Henry G. (2011) Economic growth in cities: issues for central government. SERC Policy Papers, SERCPP007. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Spatial Economics Research Centre, London, UK.

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Abstract

This note is concerned with the role of cities and urban policy in growth. Decentralisation from central to local government may help city leaders raise economic performance. It also generates new policy choices for central government – especially in policy areas where local leaders are unwilling or unable to take actions that benefit growth. Policy decisions in this area will also impact on geographical concentrations of firms that are located outside cities.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Official URL: http://rlab.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/abstract.a...
Additional Information: © 2011 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Research centres and groups > What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth (WWG)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: SERCPP007
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG), Welsh Government
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 09:14
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/59235/

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