English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: The rise and fall of spatial inequalities in France: A long-run perspective Pierre-Philippe Combes; Miren Lafourcade; Jacques-François Thisse; ...

User activity

Share to:
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/44325
Physical Description
  • preprint
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • THE RISE AND FALL OF SPATIAL INEQUALITIES IN FRANCE: A LONG-RUN PERSPECTIVE
Author
  • Pierre-Philippe Combes
  • Miren Lafourcade
  • Jacques-François Thisse
  • Jean-Claude Toutain
Physical Description
  • preprint
Notes
  • RePEc:pse:psecon:2008-54
  • This paper uses a unique database that provides value-added, employment, and population levels for the entire set of French departments for the years 1860, 1930, and 2000. These data cover three sectors: agriculture, manufacturing, and services. This allows us to study the evolution of spatial inequalities within France and to test the empirical relevance of economic geography predictions over the long run. The evidence confirms the existence of a bell-shaped evolution of the spatial concentration of manufacturing and services. In contrast, labor productivity has been converging across departments. Last, our study also confirms the presence of strong agglomeration economies during the full time-period. Market potential during the first sub-period (1860-1930), and higher education during the second (1930-2000), together with sectoral diversity, account for the spatial distribution of these gains.
  • Economic geography, agglomeration economies, human capital, economic history
  • RePEc:hal:wpaper:halshs-00349293_v1
Language
  • English
Contributed by
OAIster

Get this edition

  • Set up My libraries

    How do I set up "My libraries"?

    In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

  • All (1)
  • Unknown (1)
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this edition

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this version

Add a comment