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CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Central European Journal of Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CFD Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Chaos : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Science Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia e Ingenieria Neogranadina     Open Access  
Ciencia en su PC     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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Journal Cover Annals of Regional Science
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  • Testing the new economic geography’s wage equation: a case study of
           Japan using a spatial panel model
    • Authors: Chian-Yue Wang; Robert Haining
      Pages: 417 - 440
      Abstract: This paper estimates the parameters of the wage equation of the new economic geography (NEG) using a newly developed spatial panel model. The results show that wage rate variation across different prefectures in Japan can be explained by market potential, which is a key variable in NEG theory, while controlling for variation in labour efficiency. Spatial heterogeneity is particularly important in the context of Japan in part because of its complex physical geography and the spatial distribution of its principal urban centres. The paper considers the challenges associated with representing the spatial relationships between prefectures describing and implementing different approaches to measuring transport costs.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-016-0804-3
      Issue No: Vol. 58, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Inadvertent and intentional partisan residential sorting
    • Authors: James G. Gimpel; Iris Hui
      Pages: 441 - 468
      Abstract: We present evidence for two mechanisms that can explain increasing geographic divide of partisan preferences. The first is “inadvertent sorting,” where people express a preference for residential environments with features that just happen to be correlated with partisanship. The second is “intentional sorting,” where people do consider partisanship directly. We argue that the accumulating political biases visible in many neighborhoods can be the effect of some mixture of these two mechanisms. Because residential relocation often involves practical constraints and neighborhood racial composition is more important than partisanship, there is less partisan segregation across the USA than there could be based on residential preference alone.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-016-0802-5
      Issue No: Vol. 58, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Does having the right visitor mix do the job? Applying an econometric
           shift-share model to regional tourism developments
    • Authors: Matthias Firgo; Oliver Fritz
      Pages: 469 - 490
      Abstract: This paper is the first to apply an econometric shift-share model to tourism. The approach allows us to isolate the growth contributions of changes in regional touristic attractiveness from those induced by the structure of visitors, but does not share the caveats of the conventional shift-share approach. Our application to regional tourism in Austria reveals important results: First, differences in long-run performance between regions are mostly related to idiosyncratic changes in the tourist appeal of individual regions rather than a result of more or less favorable structures of visitors. Second, none of several mega-events during the period observed seem to have left prolonged positive effects on the tourist performance of the host regions. And third, performance appears uncorrelated with tourism intensity of a region. Thus, from a policy and destination management perspective, tourism authorities and local suppliers should mainly focus on upgrading the permanent destination attractiveness rather than investing too much effort into landing mega-events or targeting the visitor mix toward promising source markets.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-016-0803-4
      Issue No: Vol. 58, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • The impact of related variety on the creative employment growth
    • Authors: Luciana Lazzeretti; Niccolò Innocenti; Francesco Capone
      Pages: 491 - 512
      Abstract: Cultural and creative industries (CCIs) have recently become highly relevant with regard to creative economy research, as they are considered drivers of regional and urban innovation policies and economic growth. CCIs are a priority sector on the European agenda and represent an excellent opportunity to exit the current economic crisis. In the literature, the most discussed aspect of CCIs is their value creation ability, which is due to a high degree of diversity/variety, and their impact on innovation within the wider economy, which results from the activation of cross-fertilisation processes between different sectors. Evolutionary economic geography (EEG), adopting the recently established approach based on related variety, also emphasises the issues of diversity/variety as determinants of local and urban development and innovation. This interesting and complex theoretical framework has produced a considerable number of empirical studies, none of which has been specifically applied to the creative sector. With the present study, we intended to contribute to the debate on creative economy research and EEG by investigating the impact of variety in CCIs in Italy, following the related-variety approach and using a long-term employment perspective (1991–2011). The results indicated that related variety has an important effect on the growth of creative industries, characterised by high internal connections between different creative activities. Our outcomes also led us to reassess the view held by some, namely, that creative industries can actually make a strong impact on economic growth in the wider economy; this did not appear to emerge in the Italian context, according to the methodologies we used.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-016-0805-2
      Issue No: Vol. 58, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Two-dimensional price discrimination with uncertainty about
           willingness-to-pay
    • Authors: Sei Beom Won
      Pages: 513 - 541
      Abstract: This paper discusses price discrimination in a duopoly in two-dimensional consumer characteristics space. We assume that there is uncertainty about a single unobservable characteristic, willingness-to-pay. We show that the subgame perfect equilibrium supports that both firms choose separate pricing policies, uniform pricing and discriminatory pricing, and the Prisoner’s Dilemma does not occur. This result is maintained when the uncertainty is sufficiently high, and differs from Thisse and Vives’s one-dimensional model in which discriminatory pricing is a dominant strategy. As the uncertainty decreases, the pricing structure converges to Thisse and Vives’s model in which the Prisoner’s Dilemma and all-out competition emerge.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0806-9
      Issue No: Vol. 58, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Regional determinants of total factor productivity in Japan: stochastic
           frontier analysis
    • Authors: Akihiro Otsuka
      Pages: 579 - 596
      Abstract: As Japan’s birthrate declines and its society ages, governmental policies need to improve the productivity of regional economies in order to sustain regional growth. This study examines social overhead capital and population agglomeration as drivers of total factor productivity (TFP) growth in Japan. The use of stochastic frontier analysis demonstrates that social overhead capital contributes to TFP growth and, especially, influences productive efficiency. Furthermore, the findings reveal that population agglomeration underpins TFP growth in regional economies. Empirical results also indicate that productive efficiency is high in regions where manufacturing is concentrated and that productive efficiency improves when internationally competitive manufacturers concentrate in regional economies. This study endorses the development of social overhead capital to spur Japan’s regional TFP growth. As such, it indicates that providing social infrastructure and enhancing regional productivity are important strategies for the government to consider in its efforts to achieve sustainable regional growth.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0808-7
      Issue No: Vol. 58, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Political tournament and regional cooperation in China: a game theory
           approach
    • Authors: Yu Chen; Anthony G. O. Yeh; Yingxuan Zhang
      Pages: 597 - 622
      Abstract: This paper aims to study the political incentives of government officials to cooperate with one another to achieve a common goal through game theory. Game theory is often used to analyze and explain regional cooperation by regarding it as a type of institutional collective action in which the actions of its participants (local governments or nations) greatly depend on those of the other participants. However, considering China’s political structure, the political relationship among local government key officials may also influence regional cooperation. This study used the Pan-Pearl River Delta (Pan-PRD) Cooperation, the largest regional cooperation bloc in China formed in 2004. The Pan-PRD covered nine provinces in Mainland China and two special administrative regions as a case study for this research; three models were constructed using game theory to analyze the political incentives of the provincial officials in cooperating with one another under the assumption of relative gains. Results showed that the cooperation incentives are sensitive to the variations of political rankings among the leading provincial officials. Driven by promotion incentives, cooperation is more feasible between jurisdictions with different political rankings and less feasible between jurisdictions with the same political rankings.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0809-6
      Issue No: Vol. 58, No. 3 (2017)
       
  • Local manufacturing productivity markers: an empirical study of the
           Italian counties
    • Authors: Stefano Manzocchi; Beniamino Quintieri; Gianluca Santoni
      Abstract: We analyse productivity differentials across about 63,000 manufacturing firms located in 103 Italian counties, in order to shed light on the relation between the business environment and firm performance. We find that a limited set of local variables related to institutional quality, local credit development, market access and innovation environment significantly contribute to explaining manufacturing productivity differentials in Italy. Our empirical findings confirm that firm competitiveness reacts to the local business environment on a multidimensional scale. This suggests that better targeted regional policies at the national and EU level, including measures for fostering convergence or decentralizing wage negotiations, should take into account the interdependence between productivity and the economic environment.
      PubDate: 2017-05-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0830-9
       
  • Territorial capital and the resilience of European regions
    • Authors: Ugo Fratesi; Giovanni Perucca
      Abstract: Starting in 2007–2008, an economic crisis with no comparable precedent after WWII has affected most of the World, and Europe in particular. Yet, despite the pervasiveness of the crisis, its impact was highly differentiated across countries. The macroeconomic country-level effects are very important, but also within countries the impact on the various regions has been far from uniform, with some regions, often the most urban, able to resist the crisis better than others. Among the many factors which can have influenced the differential impact of the crisis in Europe, this paper looks at the regional endowment of structural territorial assets, those which have been labelled as “territorial capital”. Territorial capital comprehends all those assets, being material or immaterial, public or private, which represent the development potential of places. Territorial capital enhances regional growth in ordinary times, and, being structural, can be expected to also act as a factor of resilience in times of crisis. To investigate this hypothesis, a database of territorial capital indicators for all regions of the European Union at NUTS3 level is exploited, and a classification of regions based on the endowment of territorial capital is built. It appears that regions belonging to different groups, i.e. being differently endowed with territorial capital, have had different degrees of resilience, with some being able to maintain their income levels better than their country and others losing ground. The structure of regions is hence an important determinant of how they can afford periods of distress, and in particular, more resilient have been those regions endowed with less mobile territorial capital assets and with those territorial capital assets of mixed levels of materiality and rivalry.
      PubDate: 2017-05-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0828-3
       
  • Computable urban economic model incorporated with economies of scale for
           urban agglomeration simulation
    • Authors: Runsen Zhang; Kakuya Matsushima; Kiyoshi Kobayashi
      Abstract: Urban agglomeration has attracted attentions of urban planners, economists, and policymakers. For the sake of urban agglomeration simulation, this paper attempts to develop a computable urban economic (CUE) model incorporated with economies of scale, through the approach of new economic geography. It is assumed that each firm produces a product variant in a monopolistic competition market, and the number of firms is explicit and determined endogenously. The Dixit–Stiglitz type utility function with product variety is adopted into the households’ behavior to reflect consumers’ preference for variety. On the other hand, internal increasing returns to scale and fixed cost are introduced in firms’ behavior to extend the model with economies of scale. The model’s parameter estimations and calibration are conducted on the basis of empirical data from several approved sources for Changzhou in 2008. Numerical computations are implemented by employing the extended CUE model incorporated with economies of scale to explain and examine how the urban agglomeration comes into being. Simulation results show that the extended model incorporated with economies of scale is able to commendably represent the urban agglomeration mechanism, providing a promising simulation tool for urban planning and policymaking.
      PubDate: 2017-05-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0829-2
       
  • Regional and structural analysis of the manufacturing industry in Turkey
    • Authors: Ferhan Gezici; Burçin Yazgı Walsh; Sinem Metin Kacar
      Abstract: The geography of the manufacturing industry has been changing due to technological development, flexible production and reducing transportation costs regarding the new specialization and distribution process in the world. While manufacturing production has been moving from developed countries to the relatively less developed ones, which have become the emerging economies over the last two decades, the concentration of these activities within the countries has always received the attention of researchers. On the other hand, not only the geographical shift but also structural shifts have increasingly been an important phenomenon of the twenty-first century. It is known that the level of technology and innovation makes a significant contribution to regional economic development. Determinants of manufacturing agglomerations have created a wide literature based on different empirical studies. Moreover the structural changes of industry need to be investigated regarding the spatial agglomerations. The aim of this paper is to explore how the factors of manufacturing agglomerations have differentiated due to the technological level across the country. Furthermore, we assume that the agglomeration mechanism is likely to vary across the space. Therefore, we have run both global and local regression models based on the employment data of the 81 NUTS III level regions (provinces) of Turkey in 2012. The results point out that the factors of agglomerations are different in the east and west provinces, while GWR has significantly improved global results.
      PubDate: 2017-05-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0827-4
       
  • Regional analytics
    • Authors: Alan T. Murray
      Abstract: This paper was originally presented as a presidential address for the 56th Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on February 15–18, 2017. The intent of the paper is to discuss the continued importance of analytical methods to further knowledge and understanding, and in doing so contribute to enhanced analysis, planning, policy and decision making in a variety of contexts. Regional science is founded on the principle of being a multi-disciplinary effort, bringing together a range of quantitative approaches to study societal issues and concerns through planning and policy efforts, hopefully to bring about positive change. Analytics is an increasingly popular reference to the methods employed by a discipline or specialty area. Given the prominence of methods in regional science, it is suggestive of a more nuanced term like regional analytics. It is hoped that reflecting on regional analytics will reinforce the significance and strength of our discipline in the coming years and decades. It is only through our actions that we will make a difference, and we hope that such actions are based on the best information and scientific reasoning possible.
      PubDate: 2017-04-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0825-6
       
  • Regional economic resilience: the experience of the Italian local labor
           systems
    • Authors: Alessandra Faggian; Roberta Gemmiti; Timothy Jaquet; Isabella Santini
      Abstract: After defining the concept of resilience and its application to the regional context, the paper presents a preliminary evaluation of regional economic resilience in the case of the Italian regions. In doing so, we follow the approach by Martin (J Econ Geogr 12:1–32, 2012) and Martin and Sunley (2015) who identify three different dimensions to regional economic resilience: (a) resistance, i.e., the degree of sensitivity or depth of reaction of a regional economy to a recessionary shock; (b) recovery, i.e., the speed and magnitude of the recovery; (c) reorientation and renewal, i.e., the ability of a region to adapt in response to the shock and renew its growth path. The analysis is conducted at the local labor systems (LLS) geographical level and focuses, at this stage, only on the first two dimensions of resilience, i.e., resistance and recovery. The recessionary shock (2009–2010) is defined following the Italian National Statistical Institute approach for which a recession implies a decrease in GDP for three consecutive trimesters. The pre-recessionary period is 2007–2008 and the recovery period 2011 (as a new recession started again in Italy at the end of 2011). The results clearly point at very heterogeneous resilience for the Italian LLS.
      PubDate: 2017-04-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0822-9
       
  • Economic geography and misallocation in Pakistan’s manufacturing hub
    • Authors: Theresa Chaudhry; Muhammad Haseeb; Maryiam Haroon
      Abstract: In this article, we explore whether localization of industries can reduce economic distortions and dispersion in total factor productivity (TFP) among firms in Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province economically. We consider two types of misallocation: (i) dispersion in the distribution of output-based TFP (TFPQ), in particular the survival of low productivity firms in the left tail; and (ii) dispersion in revenue-based TFP (TFPR), indicative of allocative inefficiency. The results are mixed: On the one hand, we find that the distribution of TFPQ is less dispersed in more agglomerated areas, measured by the localization quotient, local productive concentration, and average firm size. At the same time, we find that average TFPQ is also positively related to localization, especially the presence of small firms in the same sector, even though own-firm TFP is lowest for small firms. On the other hand, we do not find evidence that agglomeration improves allocative efficiency measured as deviations in TFPR from the sector average, concluding rather that greater localization of small firms is associated with firms being more output and capital constrained.
      PubDate: 2017-03-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0824-7
       
  • Is crime in Mexico a disamenity? Evidence from a hedonic valuation
           approach
    • Authors: Hector M. Nuñez; Dusan Paredes; Rafael Garduño-Rivera
      Abstract: Since Roback’s seminal work (J Polit Econ 90(6):1257–1278, 1982), the literature on hedonic prices has evaluated the role of amenities in equilibrating regional differentials in nominal wages and prices. While these studies generally find evidence for traditional amenities and disamenities in developed countries, there remains little research on how characteristics such as violence affect the equilibrium in less developed countries. This article explores violence and other local characteristics as an amenity or disamenity for Mexico and employs the hedonic wage and rent theory proposed by Roback. This research uses a multilevel estimation technique using data from the Mexican Household Income and Expenditure Survey, along with other information from the municipal and state levels. This article finds evidence to suggest that illegal earning opportunities outweigh crime disamenity by inhabitants of some traditional drug-trafficking regions, because such crime appears to be the modus vivendi in those regions in a way that does not reduce economic performance.
      PubDate: 2017-03-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0823-8
       
  • Innovation through new blood
    • Authors: Martijn J. Smit
      Abstract: We model the influence of employee mobility on the transmission of knowledge between firms, assuming human capital to be an important influence on service innovation and firm productivity. To this end, we follow individual workers as they move from firm to firm, controlling for knowledge characteristics (‘absorptive capacity’) of the firm and for regional effects (agglomeration and urbanization). We measure the amount and variety of such flows, and we find statistically significant results; yet the impact of new employees on innovation and productivity seems to come more from the diversity of source firms than from the number of new employees, and effects differ markedly between small and larger firms.
      PubDate: 2017-02-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0807-8
       
  • Are there different local patterns of convergence concealed beneath the
           regional level? An analysis for US states and counties using a multilevel
           approach
    • Authors: Alberto Díaz Dapena; Fernando Rubiera Morollón; Dusan Paredes Araya
      Abstract: The extensive literature on economic convergence has explored a wide variety of ways of measuring convergence in addition to finely tuning and improving the applicable econometric techniques. However, very few contributions analyze the relevance of the spatial level of analysis. Our hypothesis is that studying the convergence at the level of large regions (states) could conceal intraregional heterogeneity. This hypothesis is consistent with the New Economic Geography framework, which highlighted core-periphery patterns at the local level. However, this polarization mechanism may become difficult to identify with aggregated data or neoclassical dynamics operating at the same time. This paper proposes a multilevel approach to study this question. It allows the identification of possible heterogeneous local patterns of behavior within regions. It is applied to the US economy in a hierarchy of two levels: states and counties. The results show high intraclass correlation, indicating significant variance within states. An overall pattern of convergence is observed in line with previous results, although some states present internal patterns of divergence or significant changes in the rate of convergence.
      PubDate: 2017-02-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0811-z
       
  • McCann, Philip: The regional and urban policy of the European Union:
           Cohesion, results-orientation and smart specialisation
    • Authors: Sofija Adžić
      PubDate: 2017-02-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0812-y
       
  • Regional differences in price levels across the European Union and their
           implications for its regional policy
    • Authors: Petr Janský; Dominika Kolcunová
      Abstract: Although regional price levels should be accounted for in any analysis of well-being in regions, the European Union fails to reflect them because they are not currently available for most EU member states. To fill this gap, we estimate regional price levels for all EU regions on the basis of available regional price level data from six EU countries. Once socio-economic indicators are recalculated using our estimates, substantially higher differences in living standards emerge. These results also have important implications for the European cohesion policy, with 9% of regions currently misclassified as a consequence of regional price levels not being used.
      PubDate: 2017-02-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0813-x
       
  • The effect of the Spanish Reconquest on Iberian cities
    • Authors: David Cuberes; Rafael González-Val
      Abstract: This paper studies the effect of the Spanish Reconquest, a military campaign against the Muslims in the medieval Iberian Peninsula that ended up with the expulsion or extermination of most of the Muslim population from this territory. We use this major historical event to study the persistence of population shocks at the city level. We find that the Reconquest had an average significant negative effect on the relative and log-scale population of the main Iberian cities even after controlling for a large set of country- and city-specific geographical and economic indicators, as well as city-specific time trends. Nevertheless, our results show that this negative shock was relatively short-lived, vanishing on average within the first one hundred years after the onset of the Reconquest. These results suggest that the locational fundamentals that determined the size of Iberian cities before the Reconquest were more important determinants of the fate of these cities than the direct negative impact that the Reconquest may have had on their population. Our findings can also be interpreted as weak evidence on the negative effect that war and conflict can have on urban population.
      PubDate: 2017-02-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0810-0
       
 
 
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