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Are Britain's 'second tier' cities too small?

Overman, Henry G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3525-7629 (2012) Are Britain's 'second tier' cities too small? Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (12 Oct 2012). Website.

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Interesting to see The Economist arguing that America's big cities help make it richer than Europe. The basic idea is that big cities deliver productivity benefits so that restricting growth of cities makes us poorer. As The Economist points out (based on research by my colleagues Christian Hilber and Paul Cheshire) the planning system certainly acts to restrict such growth in Britain.

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Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 14:38
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:55

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