Chapter 64

The Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities in the European Union

Pierre-Philippe Combes 1combes@enpc.fr     CERAS, 48, bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France http://www.enpc.fr/ceras/combes.

Henry G. Overman 2h.overman@lse.ac.uk     Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom http://cep.lse.ac.uk/~overman

JEL classification: F14, F15, R12

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 ...

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