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Regional Labour Productivity in The Netherlands - Diversification and Agglomeration Economies

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  • Lourens Broersma

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  • Jan Oosterhaven

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This paper studies the extent to which diversification and agglomeration effects account for regional differences in labour productivity levels and labour productivity growth. Using a large set of regional data for The Netherlands for 40 labour market areas between 1990-2001 we find that roughly 60% of the explained variation in regional productivity differences and 55% of the regional growth differences can be attributed to indicators of diversification and agglomeration effects. A sensitivity analysis shows that these effects are fairly robust.

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Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa05p31.

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Cited by:
  1. Vicente Royuela & Jordi SuriƱach, 2009. "Quality in work and aggregate productivity," IREA Working Papers 200901, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Jan 2009.
  2. Lourens Broersma & Jouke Van Dijk, 2005. "Regional Differences in Productivity Growth in the Netherlands - an Industry-level Growth Accounting," ERSA conference papers ersa05p62, European Regional Science Association.

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