Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2007

Journal or Book Title

The Review of Regional Studies

Volume

37

Issue

2

Publisher

Oklahoma State University

First Page or Article ID Number

120

Last Page

145

Abstract

This study examines the role of recreational amenities, both within the county as well in neighboring counties, on employment growth using data from 618 counties in the U.S. Midwest. Using a wide range of amenity variables and spatial econometric methods, we find that natural and recreational amenities have played a role in non-farm employment growth over the years 1969 to 2000. Further, the results also indicate that the presence of recreational amenities in neighboring counties have also played an important role in explaining employment growth as opposed to only amenities within the county itself.

JEL Classification

Q26, R11, R12

Comments

This article is from The Review of Regional Studies, 2007 37(2); 120-145. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Monchuk, Miranowski

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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