Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86724
Authors: 
Vermeulen, Wouter
van Ommeren, Jos
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 08-004/3
Abstract: 
Why has job growth over the past decades been weaker in the Dutch Randstad area than in surrounding regions? In a simultaneous equations analysis, we find that employment adjusts to the regional supply of labour. Net internal migration is predominantly determined by regional housing supply and not by employment growth. Growth of the regional housing stock responds only moderately to changes in the number of people and jobs. This lack of responsiveness to demand conditions is plausibly related to restrictions on residential development, implying that the regional distribution of economic activity in the Netherlands reflects land use planning decisions.
Subjects: 
housing supply
land use regulation
regional labour markets
regional development
JEL: 
J61
R12
R23
R31
R52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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