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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
What Makes Cities More Productive? Agglomeration Economies and the Role of Urban Governance: Evidence from 5 OECD Countries Rudiger Ahrend, Emily Farchy, Ioannis Kaplanis and Alexander C. Lembcke July 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0178:
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JEL Classification: R12; R23; R50; H73


Tags: cities; productivity; governance; agglomeration economies

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Spillovers from Immigrant Diversity in Cities Abigail Cooke and Thomas Kemeny
June 2015
Paper No' SERCD0175:
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JEL Classification: O4; R0; O18; F22; J61


Tags: immigrants; diversity; productivity; spillovers; cities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economic Value of Local Social Networks Frank Ethridge, Maryann Feldman, Tom Kemeny and Ted Zoller
January 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0170:
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JEL Classification: R11; O12; O18; L14


Tags: cities; economic development; social networks; social capital

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Immigrant Diversity and Economic Development in Cities: A Critical Review Thomas Kemeny
November 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0149:
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JEL Classification: O4; O15; O18; O31; R0; J28; J31


Tags: diversity; immigration; cities; regional economic performance

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Here Be Startups: Exploring a young digital cluster in Inner East London Max Nathan and Emma Vandore
November 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0146:
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JEL Classification: L2; L52; M13; O18; O31; R11


Tags: digital economy; cities; clusters; innovation; london; silicon roundabout; tech city


This paper has been published as:
Here be startups: exploring London’s Tech City digital cluster by Max Nathan and Emma Vandore, Environment and Planning A, Volume 46, Issue 10 April 2014
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Cultural Diversity, Cities and Innovation: firm Effects or City Effects? Neil Lee
October 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0144:
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JEL Classification: J61; L21; M13; 011; 031; R23


Tags: cultural diversity; innovation; cities; smes; migration

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Urban Wage Growth Premium: Sorting or Learning? Sabine D'Costa and Henry G. Overman
May 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0135:
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JEL Classification: R23; J31


Tags: urban wage premium; agglomeration; cities; wage growth; worker mobility


This paper has been published as:
Regional Science and Urban Economics, Volume 48, September 2014
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
How Far Do England’s Second-Order Cities Emulate London as Human-Capital ‘Escalators’? Tony Champion, Mike Coombes and Ian Gordon March 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0132:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J62; R23


Tags: human-capital escalator; second-order cities; england; ons longitudinal study; career progression; city region

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Top Team Demographics, Innovation and Business Performance: Findings from English Firms and Cities 2008-9 Max Nathan
March 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0129:
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JEL Classification: J61; L21; M13; O11; O31; R23


Tags: cities; innovation; entrepreneurship; cultural diversity; migration; gender

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt, Stephen J. Redding, Daniel M. Sturm and Nikolaus Wolf September 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0118:
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JEL Classification: N34; O18; R12


Tags: agglomeration; dispersion; density; cities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economics of Super-Diversity: Findings from British Cities, 2001-2006 Max Nathan
February 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0068:
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JEL Classification: JI; J15; J61; O18; R11; R23


Tags: cities; demography; migration; culture; cultural diversity; super-diversity; urban economies; growth

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Long Term Impacts of Migration in British Cities: Diversity, Wages, Employment and Prices Max Nathan
February 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0067:
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JEL Classification: D24; J15; J61; O18; R11; R23


Tags: cities; migration; cultural diversity; labour markets; productivity; urban economics

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The Impact of Aging and Technological Relatedness on Agglomeration Externalities: A Survival Analysis Ron Boschma, Martin Henning and Frank Neffke November 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0036:
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JEL Classification: R11; C41; O30


Tags: agglomeration externalities; nursery cities; cox regression; aalen; plant survival; sweden

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Fluctuating Record of Economic Regeneration in England's Second-Order City Regions, 1984-2007 Tony Champion and Alan Townsend October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0033:
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JEL Classification: J21; O18; R11; R12; R23


Tags: urban regeneration; employment data; city regions; core cities; england

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Productivity Advantages of Large Cities: Distinguishing Agglomeration from Firm Selection PierrePhilippe Combes, Gilles Duranton, Laurent Gobillon, Diego Puga and Sébastien Roux October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0027:
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JEL Classification: C52; R12; D24


Tags: agglomeration; firm selection; productivity; cities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Growth Drivers in a Europe of Sticky People and Implicit Boundaries Paul Cheshire and Stefano Magrini
November 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0010:
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JEL Classification: H41; H73; O18; R11; R50


Tags: growth; cities; local public goods; spatial adjustment; local economic growth