Lucas Martínez-Bernabeu

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— Given a territory composed of basic geographical units, the delineation of local labour market areas (LLMAs) can be seen as a problem in which those units are grouped subject to multiple constraints. In previous research, standard genetic algorithms were not able to find valid solutions, and a specific evolutionary algorithm was developed. The inclusion(More)
Given a territory composed of basic geographical units, the delineation of local labour market areas (LLMAs) can be seen as a problem in which those units are grouped subject to multiple constraints. In previous research, standard genetic algorithms were not able to find valid solutions, and a specific evolutionary algorithm was developed. The inclusion of(More)
The last years have witnessed a renewed interest in the estimation of economic models at local levels, something which has been fostered by the persistence of substantial local/regional differences in relevant variables such as unemployment, and indicators on cohesion and competitiveness, in a context of general growth of developed countries' wellbeing.(More)
The delineation of functional economic areas, or market areas, is a problem of large practical relevance, since the delineation of functional sets such as Economic Areas in the US, Travel-to-Work Areas in the United Kingdom, and their counterparts in other OECD countries are the basis of many statistical operations and policy making decisions at local(More)
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