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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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Date of creation: Aug 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa05p31

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  1. Vicente Royuela & Jordi SuriƱach, 2013. "Quality of Work and Aggregate Productivity," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 113(1), pages 37-66, August.
  2. Broersma, Lourens & Dijk, Jouke van, 2005. "Regional differences in productivity growth in The Netherlands: an industry-level growth accounting," CCSO Working Papers 200504, University of Groningen, CCSO Centre for Economic Research.

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