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dc.contributor.authorBrakman, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.authorGarretsen, Harryen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchramm, Marcen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:57:22Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:57:22Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19334-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we find evidence that the new economic geography approach is able to describe and explain the spatial characteristics of an economy, in our case the German economy. Using German district data we estimate the structural parameters of a new economic geography model as developed by Helpman (1998) and Hanson (1998) and we find confirmation for a spatial wage structure. The advantage of the Helpman-Hanson model is that it incorporates the fact that agglomeration of economic activity increases the prices of local (non-tradable) services, like housing. This model thereby provides an intuitively appealing spreading force that allows for less extreme agglomeration patterns than predicted by the bulk of new economic geography models. Based on different estimation strategies and taking a number of features of the re-unified German economy into account, we do not only test for the spatial distribution of wages but also for the spatial structure with respect to German unemployment, employment and land prices.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHWWA Discussion Paper 172en_US
dc.subject.jelR10en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.jelR23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic geographyen_US
dc.subject.keywordempirical estimationen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.stwNeue ökonomische Geographieen_US
dc.subject.stwRaumwirtschaftstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Konzentrationen_US
dc.subject.stwInterindustrielle Verflechtungen_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Außenhandelstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Lohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionaler Arbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwBodenpreisen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleNew economic geography in Germany : testing the Helpman-Hanson modelen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn341673706en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:hwwadp:26183-
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