Corpus ID: 56045000

Productivity and employment impacts of agglomeration: evidence from transport improvements

@inproceedings{Gibbons2010ProductivityAE,
  title={Productivity and employment impacts of agglomeration: evidence from transport improvements},
  author={Stephen Gibbons and Henry G. Overman},
  year={2010}
}
This paper estimates the effect of road transport infrastructure improvements on firm productivity and employment. The study uses micro longitudinal datasets on firms and employees in Britain, linked by detailed geographical location to road transport improvements that occurred between 1998 and 2003. We measure to which extent new road infrastructure projects changed employment accessibility (or 'effective density') at locations close to the sites of the projects. We then estimate whether firms… Expand

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