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

Overman, Henry G. (2012) Are Britain's 'second tier' cities too small? Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (12 Oct 2012). Blog.

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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.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://spatial-economics.blogspot.co.uk/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
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
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)
Collections > LSE Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 14:38
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 14:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82664

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