Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

11-2001

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Regional Science

Volume

41

Issue

4

First Page or Article ID Number

735

Last Page

756

DOI

10.1111/0022-4146.00241

Abstract

If economic growth elsewhere raises an individual’s earning prospects relative to his present location, then the individual will move. However, if the individual can exploit economic growth elsewhere by commuting, he will not need to move to gain from the expansion. County-level data from eight states in the Midwest over the period 1969–1994 are used to show that local county population responds positively to own-county economic growth, economic growth in the adjacent county, and economic growth two counties away. The magnitude of the effect decreases as distance from the county increases, and turns negative beyond a three county radius.

Comments

This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Khan, Romana, Peter F. Orazem and Daniel M. Otto. 2001. “Deriving Empirical Definitions of Spatial Labor Markets: The Roles of Competing versus Complementary Growth.” Journal of Regional Science 41 (4):735-756, which has been published in final form at DOI: 10.1111/0022-4146.00241. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

Copyright Owner

Blackwell Publishers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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