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L'économie résidentielle en Suisse: une approche par les emplois



What are the drivers of regional development in Switzerland? The residential economy renews the understanding of growth and development. Until now, attention is largely focused on jobs that export outside the region with the idea that other jobs will be generated by the expenditure of that income on the spot. Today, however, the importance of transfer income redistribution from the state, the mobility of households, pensions and tourism generates new service jobs and shows that this traditional approach is incomplete. The residential economy appears to be a new avenue to explore to analyze the diversity of local forms of development. The proposed contribution introduces different theories of the residential economy and delivers an initial characterization of its importance in Switzerland based on statistics of employment. Different types of space are identified and mapped from this approach.

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  • Alain Segessemann & Olivier Crevoisier, 2011. "L'économie résidentielle en Suisse: une approche par les emplois," GRET Publications and Working Papers 11-11, GRET Group of Research in Territorial Economy, University of Neuchâtel.
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    1. Delphine Guex, Olivier Crevoisier, 2017. "Post-industrial globalization and local milieus: A typology," Diskussionsschriften credresearchpaper15, Universitaet Bern, Departement Volkswirtschaft - CRED.

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    Regional development; residential economy; productive economy;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • P46 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General


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