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Overman, Henry G.

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Works: 83 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 432 library holdings
Classifications: HC10, 330.91732
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Urban Economics and Urban Policy Challenging Conventional Policy Wisdom by P. C Cheshire( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
'Urban Economics and Urban Policy pulls together cutting-edge developments in urban and regional economics and draws out their implications for urban policy. This new urban economics goes beyond simple comparative advantage and cost competitiveness of cities, and beyond simple views of capital and labor. It develops a much more complex and realistic view of what constitutes local advantage, due to the spatial sorting of different types of people and different types of firms, giving rise to a lumpy landscape of people, activities, and incomes. By taking seriously the new ways we understand the forces shaping the geography of economic development, the authors suggest fresh new ways to work with the grain of markets, but without letting them rip. It is a tour de force.'--Michael Storper, London School of Economics, UK. In this bold, exciting and readable volume, Paul Cheshire, Max Nathan and Henry Overman illustrate the insights that recent economic research brings to our understanding of cities, and the lessons for urban policy-making. The authors present new evidence on the fundamental importance of cities to economic wellbeing and to the enrichment of our lives. They also argue that many policies have been trying to push water uphill and have done little to achieve their stated aims; or, worse, have had unintended and counterproductive consequences. It is remarkable that our cities have been so successful despite the many shortcomings of urban policies and governance. These shortcomings appear in both rich and poor countries. Many powerful policies intended to influence urban development and spatial differences have been developed since the late 1940s, but they have been subject to little rigorous economic evaluation. The authors help us to understand why economic growth has emerged so unevenly across space and why this pattern persists. The failure to understand the forces leading to uneven development underlies the ineffectiveness of many current urban policies. The authors conclude that future urban policies need to take better account of the forces that drive unevenness and that their success should be judged by their impact on people, not on places - or buildings. This groundbreaking book will prove to be an invaluable resource and a rewarding read for academics, practitioners and policymakers interested in the economics of urban policy, urban planning and development, as well as international studies and innovation
Unemployment clusters across European regions and countries by Henry G Overman( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
The economic geography of trade production and income : a survey of empirics by Henry G Overman( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
The spatial distribution of economic activities in the EU by Pierre-Philippe Combes( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"Abstract This paper considers the spatial distribution of economic activities in the European Union. It has three main aims. (i) To describe the data that is available in the EU and give some idea of the rich spatial data sets that are fast becoming available at the national level. (ii) To present descriptive evidence on the location of aggregate activity and particular industries and to consider how these location patterns are changing over time. (iii) To consider the nature of the agglomeration and dispersion forces that determine these patterns and to contrast them to forces acting elsewhere, in particular the US. Our survey suggests that much has been achieved in the wave of empirical work that has occurred in the past decade, but that much work remains to be done"--London School of Economics web site
Testing for localization using micro-geographic data by Gilles Duranton( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Comparative advantage and economic geography : estimating the location of production in the EU by Karen Helene Midelfart-Knarvik( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The geography of UK international trade by Henry G Overman( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Agglomeration and the adjustment of the spatial economy by Pierre-Philippe Combes( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
We consider the literatures on urban systems and New Economic Geography to examine questions concerning agglomeration and how areas respond to shocks to the economic environment. We first propose a diagrammatic framework to compare the two approaches. We then use this framework to study a number of extensions and to consider several policy relevant issues
Exploring the detailed location patters [sic] of UK manufacturing industries using microgeographic data by Gilles Duranton( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
We use a point-pattern methodology to explore the detailed location patterns of UK manufacturing industries. In particular, we consider the location of entrants and exiters vs. continuing establishments, domestic- vs. foreign-owned, large vs. small, and affiliated vs. independent. We also examine co-localisation between vertically linked industries. Our analysis provides a set of new stylised facts and confirmation for others
Decomposing the growth in residential land in the United States by Henry G Overman( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
This paper decomposes the growth in land occupied by residences in the United States to give the relative contributions of changing demographics versus increases in the land area used by individual households. Between 1976 and 1992 the amount of residential land in the United States grew 47.5% while population only grew 17.8%. At first glance, this suggests an important role for per-household increases. However, the calculations in this paper show that only 24.3% of the growth in residential land area can be attributed to State level changes in land per household. 37.5% is due to overall population growth, 5.9% to the shift of population towards States with larger houses, 22.7% to an increase in the number of households over this period, and the remaining 9.5% to interactions between these changes. There are large differences across states and metropolitan areas in the relative importance of these components
Trade and economic geography : the impact of EEC accession on the UK by Henry G Overman( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Assessing the effects of local taxation using microgeographic data by Gilles Duranton( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Labour pooling as a source of agglomeration: an empirical investigation by Henry G Overman( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Economic linkages across space by Henry G Overman( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
We develop a diagrammatic framework that can be used to study the economic linkages between regions or cities. Hitherto, such linkages have not been the primary focus of either the theoretical or empirical literatures. We show that our general framework can be used to interpret both the New Economic Geography and Urban Systems literatures to help us understand spatial economic linkages. We then extend the theoretical framework to allow us to consider a number of additional issues which may be particularly important for analyzing the impact of policy. Such policy analysis will also require empirical work to identify the nature of key relationships. In a final section, we consider what the existing empirical literature can tell us about these relationships
Neighbourhood effects in small neighbourhoods by Henry G Overman( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Zipfs law for cities : an empirical examination by Henry G Overman( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Cross sectional evolution of the US city size distribution by Henry G Overman( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Spatial evolution of the US urban system by Yannis Menelaos Ioannides( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The effect of information and communication technologies on urban structure by Yannis Menelaos Ioannides( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Two innovations in the last century have changed dramatically the cost of communicating and transmitting information: The first is the widespread adoption of telephony; the second is the internet. We study the implications of these changes in ICT for urban structure. We find robust evidence that increases in the number of telephone lines per capita lead to a more concentrated distribution of city sizes and so correspondingly to more dispersion in the distribution of economic activity in space. The evidence on internet usage is more speculative, although it goes in the same direction. This empirical result is rationalized in a theoretical model
Can we learn anything from economic geography proper? by Henry G Overman( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Abstract This paper considers the ways geographers (proper) and (geographical) economists approach the study of economic geography. It argues that there are two areas where the approach of the latter is more robust than the former. First, formal models both enforce internal consistency and allow one to move from micro to macro behaviour. Second, empirical work tends to be more rigorous, emphasising the importance of getting representative samples, testing whether findings are significant, identifying and testing empirical predictions from theory and dealing with issues of observational equivalence. But any approach can be improved and so the paper also identifies ways in which geographical economists could learn from the direction taken by economic geographers proper"--London School of Economics web site
 
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Overman, H. G. 1970-
Overman, Henry 1970-
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English (116)
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