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Deriving Empirical Definitions Of Spatial Labor Markets: The Roles Of Competing Versus Complementary Growth

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  • Khan, Romana
  • Orazem, Peter F.
  • Otto, Daniel M.

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Rural communities compete with each other for firms, but their residents often commute large distances to work. Consequently, rural communities can benefit from economic growth occurring as much as 50 miles away. Data on county population growth shows that counties benefit from growth one or two counties away.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT with number 21007.

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Keywords: Labor and Human Capital;

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  1. Hazans, Mihails, 2002. "Social returns to commuting in the Baltic states," ERSA conference papers ersa02p232, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Partridge, Mark D., . "Rural Economic Development Prospects in a High Energy Cost Environment," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association.
  3. Raphael Bar-El, 2006. "Inter-regional labor market equilibrium: another pattern of spatial mismatch," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 40(2), pages 393-405, June.
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  5. Susana Peralta, 2007. "Political Support for Tax Decentralization," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 9(6), pages 1013-1030, December.
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  7. Partridge, Mark D. & Rickman, Dan S., 2012. "Integrating regional economic development analysis and land use economics," MPRA Paper 38291, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Monschuk, Daniel C. & Miranowski, John A., 2010. "The Impacts of Local Innovation and Innovative Spillovers on Employment and Population Growth in the U.S. Midwest," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 40(1).
  9. 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.
  10. Tzu-Ling Huang & Peter F. Orazem & Darin Wohlgemuth, 2002. "Rural Population Growth, 1950–1990: The Roles of Human Capital, Industry Structure, and Government Policy," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 84(3), pages 615-627.

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