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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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Patricia Rice More by this author
Anthony J. Venables More by this author
Eleonora Patacchini More by this author
Journal:
Regional Science and Urban Economics
Volume:
36
Issue:
6
Publication date:
2006
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URN:
uuid:9b0ca562-5c06-4c73-89bd-e7d72d89a7a5
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11370
Language:
English

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