Chapter 64

The Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities in the European Union

Pierre-Philippe Combes     CERAS, 48, bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France

Henry G. Overman     Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom

JEL classification: F14, F15, R12


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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