The Spatial Distribution of Labour Productivity in the European Regions: A Study in Spatial Econometrics

  • Esther Vayá
  • Jordi Suriñach
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


In recent years, as a consequence, among other factors, of the emergence of the New Economic Geography (Krugman 1991a, b), interest in the location of economic activity and, more specifically, its concentration has grown. The models developed in this branch of economics seek to account for the eventual location of industry in terms of competing centripetal and centrifugal forces (see Ottaviano and Puga 1997; Krugman 1998; and Martin 1999 for a survey of models developed in the New Economic Geography). Interestingly, many of these models support the existence of an inverted-U shape relationship between the degree of integration and the level of concentration of activity.


Labour Productivity Spatial Dependence Economic Geography Simulation Exercise Spatial Econometric 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Esther Vayá
    • 1
  • Jordi Suriñach
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BarcelonaSpain

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