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Economic Geography and Spatial Statistics: Theory and Empirics of New Zealand Regions


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  • Suzi Kerr
  • Jason Timmins

    (Motu Economic Research
    New Zealand Treasury)


This paper sets the stage for current Treasury research on New Zealand regional socio-economic issues by: - Outlining a basic theoretical framework; - Introducing a regional database and Geographic Information Systems, a new empirical tool for data analysis; and - Illustrating the potential of this data and tools for analysing policy relevant issues by testing some empirical hypotheses derived from the theoretical framework.

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Paper provided by New Zealand Treasury in its series Treasury Working Paper Series with number 00/11.

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Length: 90 pages in total
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:nzt:nztwps:00/11

Note: This working paper is in two parts and is available to view or download in Adobe PDF format: - twp00-11-a.pdf 55 pages (500 KB) - twp00-11-b.pdf 35 pages (1.20 MB)
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Cited by:
  1. Suzi Kerr & Andrew Aitken & Arthur Grimes, 2004. "Land Taxes and Revenue Needs as Communities Grow and," Public Economics, EconWPA 0403001, EconWPA.
  2. David C. Maré & Michelle Poland, 2005. "Defining Geographic Communities," Working Papers, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research 05_09, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
  3. The Treasury, 2001. "Geography and the Inclusive Economy: A Regional Perspective," Treasury Working Paper Series, New Zealand Treasury 01/17, New Zealand Treasury.
  4. Suzi Kerr & Andrew Aitken & Arthur Grimes, 2004. "Land Taxes and Revenue Needs as Communities Grow and Decline: Evidence from New Zealand," Working Papers, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research 04_02, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.


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