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Spatial Determinants of Productivity: Analysis for the Regions of Great Britain.

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This Paper uses NUTS3 sub-regional data for Great Britain to analyse the determinants of spatial variations in income and productivity. We decompose the spatial variation of earnings into a productivity effect and an occupational composition effect. For the former (but not the latter) we find a robust relationship with proximity to economic mass, suggesting that doubling the population of working age proximate to an area is associated with a 3.5% increase in productivity in the area. We measu...

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CEPR
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CEPR Discussion Papers
Publication date:
2004-01-01
Language:
English
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uuid:0996cba2-9878-4752-879d-dc487f67b954
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oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11640
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2011-08-16

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