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Spatial determinants of productivity: analysis for the Regions of Great Britain

Rice, Patricia and Venables, Anthony J. (2005) Spatial determinants of productivity: analysis for the Regions of Great Britain , London, UK London School of Economics 36pp. (Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Papers, CEPDP0642).

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Abstract

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 measure proximity by travel time, and show that effects decline
steeply with time, ceasing to be important beyond approximately 80 minutes.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: JEL classification nos: R1, O4
Keywords: regional disparities, productivity, clustering

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Local EPrints ID: 35324
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/35324
PURE UUID: 8bf252cd-790b-4e48-b573-23b82317145b

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Date deposited: 24 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:48

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Author: Patricia Rice
Author: Anthony J. Venables

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