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Core-Periphery Economic Linkage: A Measure of Spread and Possible Backwash Effects for the Washington Economy

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  • David W. Hughes
  • David W. Holland
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    Many questions regarding economic development should be viewed in a regional core-periphery framework. A core-periphery input-output model of the Washington state economy was constructed. The core region supplied the periphery with higher-order services while the periphery furnished the core with natural resource-based commodities. Weak backward linkages from major core industries to the periphery lead to rejection of the growth-pole theory tenet that core growth supports periphery growth. Economic growth in the periphery was felt more strongly in the core because periphery sectors with strong within-region effects generally had strong impacts in the core.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

    Volume (Year): 70 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 364-377

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:70:y:1994:i:3:p:364-377

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    4. Sanna-Mari Ahtonen, 2003. "Spatial autocorrelation in employment-output relation," ERSA conference papers ersa03p209, European Regional Science Association.
    5. Paul Lewin & Bruce Weber & David Holland, 2013. "Core–periphery dynamics in the Portland, Oregon, region: 1982–2006," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 51(2), pages 411-433, October.
    6. David Gray, 2005. "An examination of regional interaction and super-regions in Britain: An error correction model approach," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(5), pages 619-632.
    7. Wagner, John E., 2000. "Regional Economic Diversity: Action, Concept, or State of Confusion," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 30(2).
    8. Portnov, Boris A., 2002. "Interregional inequalities in Israel: Explanatory model and empirical data," ERSA conference papers ersa02p003, European Regional Science Association.

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