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Deriving Empirical Definitions Of Spatial Labor Markets: The Roles Of Competing Versus Complementary Growth

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  • Khan, Romana
  • Orazem, Peter F.
  • Otto, Daniel M.

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Rural communities compete with each other for firms, but their residents often commute large distances to work. Consequently, rural communities can benefit from economic growth occurring as much as 50 miles away. Data on county population growth shows that counties benefit from growth one or two counties away.

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  • Khan, Romana & Orazem, Peter F. & Otto, Daniel M., 1998. "Deriving Empirical Definitions Of Spatial Labor Markets: The Roles Of Competing Versus Complementary Growth," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 21007, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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