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Transport for the North and the Northern Power House

Overman, Henry G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3525-7629 (2015) Transport for the North and the Northern Power House. Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (25 Mar 2015). Website.

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[Posted by Prof Henry G. Overman] Last November, at an event in Leeds with the Deputy Prime Minister, I expressed some scepticism that transport investment across the North would create a Northern Power House. I argued that two pieces of evidence about city success urge greater caution: 1) The evidence on agglomeration economies - i.e. on the factors that underpin the success of cities - suggest that these decay quite strongly with distance. So a key part of London's success, for example, comes from the very high employment densities in central London. 2) A crucial driver of city success is the concentration of high skilled workers that are found in our most successful cities.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
What Works Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 11:10
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 23:39

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