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The Annals of Regional Science

An International Journal of Urban, Regional and Environmental Research and Policy

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17.10.2017 | Original Paper

Regional growth differences in China for 1995–2013: an empirical integrative analysis of their sources

An integrative empirical analysis of several regional economic outcome variables in China for the period of 1995–2013 reveal the major sources of regional growth differences in China. Patterns of growth in population, per capita income, gross …

11.10.2017 | Original Paper

Interactions between regional public and private investment: evidence from Japanese prefectures

This study examines the effects of government investment on private capital formation, considering both regional and sectoral distinctions in Japan. The empirical results show that a crowding-out effect is observed in rural areas for several …

07.10.2017 | Original Paper

Grid and shake: spatial aggregation and the robustness of regionally estimated elasticities

This paper proposes a simple and transparent method for measuring spatial robustness of regionally estimated coefficients and considers the role of the administrative districts and of the size of regions. The procedure offers a new solution for a …

05.10.2017 | Original Paper

The fall and rise of business cycle co-movements in Imperial Austria’s regions

This paper investigates regional business cycle co-movements in Austria–Hungary from 1867 to 1913. Economic theory suggests that rising market integration induces sectoral specialisation, resulting in a reduction in the correlation of regional GDP …

05.10.2017 | Original Paper

How immigration reduced volunteering in the USA: 2005–2011

In this study, we show that an inflow of immigrants reduces volunteering, a proxy of social capital investment, in receiving communities. Since the 1960s, there has been a large decrease in social capital in the USA as well as a considerable …

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The Annals of Regional Science presents high-quality research in the interdisciplinary field of regional and urban studies. The journal publishes papers which make a new or substantial contribution to the body of knowledge in which the spatial dimension plays a fundamental role, including regional economics, resource management, location theory, urban and regional planning, transportation and communication, population distribution and environmental quality.

The Annals of Regional Science is the official journal of the Western Regional Science Association.

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