Growth And Convergence In The Space Economy : Evidence From The United States
AbstractThis paper investigates geographic relationships in a land use based regional adjustment model containing equations for population density, employment density, and wages in the continental United States during the 1980s and 1990s. The results of the analysis suggest that (1) accounting for spatial interdependencies appreciably enhances the estimates; (2) with this correction, the viability of the three-equation framework used here seems strong; and (3) even as the nation’s post-industrial economy continues along its path of decentralization, equilibrating forces work to maintain an uneven pattern of development characteristic of the well-known, hierarchical system of regional economies described by traditional forms of location and central place theory.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var in its journal Région et Développement.
Volume (Year): 27 (2008)
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POPULATION DENSITY; EMPLOYMENT DENSITY; WAGES; UNITED STATES; REGIONAL CONVERGENCE; SPATIAL WAGES; UNITED STATES; REGIONAL CONVERGENCE; SPATIAL;
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- C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
- R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
- O51 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - U.S.; Canada
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