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A Panel Data Modelling Of Agglomeration And Growth: Cross-Country Evidence

  • Nuno Carlos LEITÃO

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    (Polytechnic Institute of Santarém,Complexo Andaluz Apt 295, 2001-904 Santarém, Portugal)

This manuscript analyzes the relationships between urban agglomeration and economic growth. We apply a static and dynamic panel data from European Union (EU-27), the United States, Japan, New Zealand and Mexico for the period 1990 to 2008. The results show that growth is highly correlated with urban agglomeration. The econometric models show that international trade is an important vehicle to expand the economic growth. The models also indicate that human capital promotes the economic growth.

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Article provided by Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania in its journal Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management.

Volume (Year): 8 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 67-77

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