Increasing Returns and the Spatial Structure of French Wages

Barde, Sylvain (2010) Increasing Returns and the Spatial Structure of French Wages. Spatial Economic Analysis, 5 (1). pp. 73-91. ISSN 1742-1780. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/17421770903511338) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

New Economic Geography presents increasing returns to agglomeration as a central explanation for concentration of economic activity. The estimation of the size of these effects remains, however, a standing issue in the field. The focus of this study is to investigate the presence of increasing returns to agglomeration in the spatial structure of wages in France, using the methodology developed by Fingleton and initially used in the UK. The central finding is the statistically significant presence of such returns to density for France, as was the case for the UK in the original study. Compared to Fingleton's original work, it is shown that returns to density play a larger role in explaining French labour productivity, while commuting plays a smaller role than in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Spatial econometrics, increasing returns, spatial autoregressive model
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 10:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40227 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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