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dc.contributor.authorErickcek, George A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKinney, Hannahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-26T12:56:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-26T12:56:06Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64382-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this exploratory study is to attempt to identify particular public policies which have the potential to increase the economic viability of smaller metropolitan areas and cities. We identify characteristics associated with smaller metro areas that performed better-than-expected (winners) and worse-than-expected (losers) during the 1990s, given their resources, industrial mix, and location as of 1990. Once these characteristics have been identified, we look for evidence that public policy choices may have promoted and enhanced a metro area's ability to succeed and to regain control of its own economic destiny. Methodologically, we construct a regression model which identifies the small metro areas that achieved higher-than-expected economic prosperity (winners) and the areas that saw lower-than-expected economic prosperity (losers) according to the model. Next, we explore whether indications exist that winners and losers are qualitatively different from other areas in ways that may indicate consequences of policy choices. A cluster analysis is completed to group the metro areas based on changes in a host of social, economic, and demographic variables between 1990 and 2000. We then use contingency table analysis and ANOVA to see if winning or losing, as measured by the error term from the regression, is related to the grouping of metro areas in a way that may indicate the presence of deliberate and replicable government policy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherW.E. Upjohn Inst. for Employment Research Kalamazoo, Mich.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUpjohn Institute Working Paper 04-100en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwStadtwachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwStadtökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Industriestrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.title"Small cities blues": Looking for growth factors in small and medium-sized citiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn462036332en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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