Spatial Patterns of Office Employment in the New York Region
AbstractThis study analyzes the regional spatial dynamics of the New York region for a period of roughly twenty years and places the effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the context of longer-term regional dynamics. The analysis reveals that office-using industries are still heavily concentrated in Manhattan despite ongoing decentralization in many of these industries over the last twenty years. Financial services tend to be highly concentrated in Manhattan whereas administrative and support services are the least concentrated of the six major office-using industry groups. Although office employment has been by and large stagnant in Manhattan for at least two decades, growth of output per worker has outpaced the CMSA as well as the national average. This productivity differential is mainly attributable to competitive advantages of office-using industries in Manhattan and not to differences in industry composition. Finally, the zip-code level analysis of the Manhattan core area yielded further evidence of the existence of significant spillover effects at the small-scale level.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 11447.
Date of creation: Jul 2006
Date of revision: Sep 2008
agglomeration economies; office employment; spatial concentration measures; employment data; industry composition urban economics;
Other versions of this item:
- Franz Fuerst, 2008. "Spatial Patterns of Office Employment in the New York Region," Real Estate & Planning Working Papers rep-wp2008-08, Henley Business School, Reading University.
- R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-11-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2008-11-11 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-URE-2008-11-11 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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