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Testing the 'new economic geography': a comparative analysis based on EU regional data

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  • Bernard Fingleton

    (Cambridge University)

This paper evaluates 'new economic geography' theory by comparing it with a competing non-nested model derived from urban economics. Using bootstrap inference and the J-test, the paper shows that while NEG theory is supported by the data, it needs to be modified to achieve this, and it is not the only, or even the best or simplest, explanation of regional wage variations across the EU.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Urban/Regional with number 0504003.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 11 Apr 2005
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpur:0504003
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 37. this is a short version of a longer paper presented at the Kiel Institute for World Economics conference on spatial econometrics.
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