nep-geo New Economics Papers
on Economic Geography
Issue of 2009‒05‒30
four papers chosen by
Vassilis Monastiriotis
London School of Economics

  1. The Empirics of New Economic Geography By Redding, Stephen J
  2. Two-Sided Market with Spillover - Modeling a City By Shchetinin, Oleg
  3. Regional Sources of Growth Acceleration in India By Ravindra H Dholakia
  4. Changing Core-Periphery Economic Interdependence in the Late Twentieth Century: The Emergence of the Urban Core in Western Oregon By Holland, David; Lewin, Paul; Sorte, Bruce; Weber, Bruce

  1. By: Redding, Stephen J
    Abstract: Although a rich and extensive body of theoretical research on new economic geography has emerged, empirical research remains comparatively less well developed. This paper reviews the existing empirical literature on the predictions of new economic geography models for the distribution of income and production across space. The discussion highlights connections with other research in regional and urban economics, identification issues, potential alternative explanations and possible areas for further research.
    Keywords: Industrial Location; Market Access; Multiple Equilibria; New Economic Geography
    JEL: F12 F14 O10
    Date: 2009–05
  2. By: Shchetinin, Oleg
    Abstract: The paper explores the analogy between city and two-sided market. It generalizes the results on the pricing strategies of the platform in the two-sided markets for the case when concentration spillover plays an important role. The two-sided market framework is applied to model a city. The paper highlights the importance of the network effect and labor market structure for city size, governance and agglomeration formation. The cases of an isolated city and competing cities are considered.
    Keywords: Two-sided markets; Industrial organization; Urban economics; Concentration spillover; City; Labor matching market
    JEL: D4
    Date: 2009
  3. By: Ravindra H Dholakia
    Abstract: Gujarat, West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu were the major contributors to the growth acceleration in India after 1991-92. Although the Regional Disparity may increase temporarily, causality test provides support to the hypothesis about spread effects. The Regional growth targets assigned by the 11th Plan in India seem to rely on the spread effects of economic growth acceleration in the better off states to achieve its 9 percent growth target and reduce regional disparity in the long run. To strengthen spread effects, the domestic economy should be further integrated and interlinked with free flow of goods, services and factors of production. [W.P. No. 2009-03-06]
    Keywords: Growth Acceleration; Annualised Growth Rates; Growth Among Regions; Granger-Causality; Wald test; Regional Growth Targets; Policy Implications
    Date: 2009
  4. By: Holland, David; Lewin, Paul; Sorte, Bruce; Weber, Bruce
    Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban Development,
    Date: 2009

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