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Critical interventions into the corporate smart city

Robert G. Hollands.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2015; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Public Economics; Regional Government Analysis; Economic Sociology. 9638 words.

Driven by the profit motive of global high-technology companies, in collusion with the trend towards city governance being wedded to a competitive form of ‘urban entrepreneurialism’, has...

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Does infrastructure investment lead to economic growth or economic fragility? Evidence from China

Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier and Daniel Lunn.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 13419 words.

China’s three-decade infrastructure investment boom shows few signs of abating. Is China’s economic growth a consequence of its purposeful investment? Is China a prodigy in delivering...

The financialisation of infrastructure: the role of categorisation and property relations

Phillip M. O’Neill.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Capitalist Systems; Regional Government Analysis; Economic Development. 8375 words.

The paper explores the links between the tolling of flows through infrastructure passageways and the nature of financial securities that capture the earnings from these flows. At the heart...

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From Russia with love: the impact of relocated firms on incumbent survival

Oliver Falck, Christina Guenther, Stephan Heblich and William R. Kerr.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 13453 words.

We identify the impact of local firm concentration on incumbent performance in a historic setting that has quasi-experimental characteristics. When Germany was divided after World War II,...

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Globalization and the rise of mega-cities in the developing world

Frederick van der Ploeg and Steven Poelhekke.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; International Economics; Economic Development. 13228 words.

Thomas Friedman has argued in The World Is Flat that those who deny rapid globalization will not survive in the global economy. First, we critically discuss Friedman's views and highlight...

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Impact of Counter-Urbanization on Size, Population Mix, and Welfare of an Agricultural Region

Eli Feinerman, Israel Finkelshtain, Anat Tchetchik and Mordehai Delgo.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 8737 words.

The article explains the phenomenon of counter-urbanization, which has become prominent in most developed countries. We develop a model that provides an economic rationalization for the...

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Local institutions and local economic development: the Local Enterprise Partnerships in England, 2010–

Andy Pike, David Marlow, Anja McCarthy, Peter O’Brien and John Tomaney.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Economics; Economic Development; Development Planning and Policy; Regional Government Analysis. 8785 words.

This paper examines the roles of local institutions in economic development at the local level. Drawing upon comparative analysis of the 39 local enterprise partnerships emergent in England...

The role of major infrastructure in subregional economic development: an empirical study of airports and cities

Julie Cidell.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2015; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Regional Government Analysis; Transport; Transportation Systems; Economic Development. 9472 words.

The link between airports, air service and regional economic development has been well-established and used to justify airport expansion at the expense of local communities because of...

Urban fiscal austerity, infrastructure provision and the struggle for regional transit in ‘Motor City’

Stephen Hall and Andrew E. G. Jonas.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regional Government Analysis; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Transportation Systems; Economic Development. 9239 words.

Studies suggest that urban fiscal crises trigger the institutional separation of strategic services from general purpose municipal functions. Traditional reformists have highlighted the...

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Urban growth drivers in a Europe of sticky people and implicit boundaries

Paul Cheshire and Stefano Magrini.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2009; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Regional Government Analysis; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Public Economics; Economic Development. 14982 words.

We investigate urban GDP per capita growth across the EU12 using data for functionally defined cities—rather than administrative regions. We test hypotheses on the role of human capital, EU...

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