Modeling regional endogenous growth: An application to the non-metropolitan regions of Australia

Stimson, Robert J., Robson, Alistair and Shyy, Tung-Kai (2009) Modeling regional endogenous growth: An application to the non-metropolitan regions of Australia. The Annals of Regional Science, 43 2: 379-398. doi:10.1007/s00168-008-0216-0

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Author Stimson, Robert J.
Robson, Alistair
Shyy, Tung-Kai
Title Modeling regional endogenous growth: An application to the non-metropolitan regions of Australia
Journal name The Annals of Regional Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0570-1864
Publication date 2009-06-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00168-008-0216-0
Volume 43
Issue 2
Start page 379
End page 398
Total pages 20
Editor Borje Johansson
Euijune Kim
Roger Stough
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject C1
160401 Economic Geography
910103 Economic Growth
160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Abstract An exploratory modeling approach to investigate spatial variation in the levels of regional endogenous employment growth and decline over the decade 1991–2001 is developed and applied to an analysis of the non–metropolitan regions (Local Government Areas) in each of the five mainland States of Australia. For the dependent variable, the summation of the regional shift component for change in total employment in major industry sectors1 over the decade 1991–2001, standardized by the size of the labor force at the beginning of the period, is used as a proxy measure of regional endogenous growth. A general OLS model incorporating a set of 27 independent variables (measuring aspects of industry structure, unemployment, occupational structure, population size and growth, human capital, income distribution, and proximity to the coast and the state metropolitan region) is run, followed by a backward iterative statistical procedure to reduce the complexity of the general model by eliminating statistically insignificant variables to arrive at a specific model for each State.
Keyword Employment growth
Local government
Population size
Non–metropolitan regions
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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