Introduction: Heterogeneity at Different Spatial Scales

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Steven Brakman

University of Groningen - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Charles van Marrewijk

Utrecht University - School of Economics

Abstract

Spatial heterogeneity at the city level is crucial for explaining local inequality. This heterogeneity will continue from a cultural perspective, an age profile perspective, and a productivity perspective. The process of catching up to the technological leader is influenced by geographic proximity and local input–output linkages, particularly to upstream industries. Heterogeneity of urbanization patterns and spatial linkages affect foreign direct investment flows. The relative power of the economic agglomerating and spreading forces are not scale neutral but heterogeneous, more specifically: spatial linkages are found to be more important at higher levels of aggregation.

Suggested Citation

Brakman, Steven and van Marrewijk, Charles, Introduction: Heterogeneity at Different Spatial Scales. Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 49, Issue 4, pp. 607-615, October 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1487264 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9787.2009.00626.x

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