U.S. Micropolitan Area Growth: A Spatial Equilibrium Growth Analysis
AbstractBecause U.S. micropolitan areas have only relatively recently been awarded official status, little is known about their comparative economic performance. Yet, since their inception economic performance among micropolitan areas has received considerable attention from the public and local area policymakers. This paper examines micropolitan area growth during the 1990s, a period of strong national growth. A spatial equilibrium growth framework and estimated reduced-form regressions containing an extensive number of variables are used to assess the sources of differentials in micropolitan area growth. Overall, differences in productivity growth appeared to primarily underlie micropolitan area growth differentials, though household amenities and the elasticity of housing supply also appeared to be nearly as important.
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Volume (Year): 41 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2,3 (Fall, Winter)
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micropolitan; regional growth; spatial equilibrium;
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- Michael, Davidsson & Dan S., Rickman, 2012. "U.S. Micropolitan Area Growth: A Spatial Equilibrium Growth Analysis," MPRA Paper 40394, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
- R31 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Housing Supply and Markets
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