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This paper examines the application of Porter's analysis of the competitive advantage of nations to understanding why one British local economy, Coventry, changed from a position of relative competitive disadvantage during the 1970s and early 1980s to one of advantage during the remainder of the...
Cities in the US and Europe have chosen increasingly to offer incentives designed to attract and retain local economic development. The increased use of local incentives has occurred with little or no empirical test of their effectiveness. This paper contains a statistical method that can be...
At the end of the 1980s, almost a quarter of the labour force in Amsterdam was without a job. This was about twice the Dutch national average. In the 1970s and the early 1980s, the unemployment rates of Amsterdam and the Netherlands as a whole, differed only slightly. Among the unemployed in...
This article shows how regional differences in household formation relate to differences in income and housing prices. It presents an assessment of the effect of housing prices and income expectations on household formation decisions. Gender differences are revealed. Differences between spatial...
The intrametropolitan distribution of population and employment is a topic of considerable interest due to its implications for urban development. We develop an econometric model relating these distributions to a variety of factors. Using several unique explanatory variables and allowing for...
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