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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Colonial Legacies: Shaping African Cities Neeraj Baruah, J. Vernon Henderson and Cong Peng
November 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0226:
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JEL Classification: H7; N97; O1; O43; P48; R5


Tags: colonialism; persistence; africa; sprawl; urban form; urban planning; leapfrog

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long Run Evidence from Tanzania Neeraj Baruah, Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin, Guy Michaels, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Ferdinand Rauch and Tanner Regan September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0222:
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JEL Classification: R31; O18; R14


Tags: urban economics; economic development; slums; africa

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Local Economic Impacts of Regeneration Projects: Evidence from UK's Single Regeneration Budget Stephen Gibbons, Henry Overman and Matti Sarvimäki August 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0218:
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JEL Classification: R11; J08; H50


Tags: single regeneration budget; regeneration; employment; neighbourhoods; urban policy

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Compact City in Empirical Research: A Quantitative Literature Review Gabriel M. Ahfeldt and Elisabetta Pietrostefani
June 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0215:
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JEL Classification: R38; R52; R58


Tags: compact; city; density; meta-analysis; sustainability; urban

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Economic Effects of Density: A Synthesis Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Elisabetta Pietrostefani
January 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0210:
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JEL Classification: R38; R52; R58


Tags: compact; city; density; meta-analysis; elasticity; urban

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Location, Search Costs and Youth Unemployment: Experimental Evidence from Transport Subsidies in Addis Ababa Simon Franklin May 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0199:
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JEL Classification: J64; C93; J61; O18


Tags: job search; spatial mismatch; unemployment; cash constraints; urban; transpor

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Building the City: Urban Transition and Institutional Frictions J. Vernon Henderson, Tanner Regan and Anthony J. Venables
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDP0196:
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JEL Classification: O14; O18; R1; R3


Tags: city; urban; urban growth; slum development; urban structure; urban form; housing investment; capital durability

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth Marco Gonzalez-Navarro and Matthew A. Turner
April 2016
Paper No' SERCDO0195:
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JEL Classification: L91; R4; R11; R14


Tags: subways; public transit; urban growth; urban decentralization

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Development and Air Pollution: Evidence from a Global Panel of Cities Christian A. L. Hilber and Charles Palmer
December 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0169:
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JEL Classification: Q01; Q53; R11; R41


Tags: urbanization; urban form; decentralization; air pollution; transport; built environment

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Culturally Clustered or in the Cloud? Location of Internet Start-ups in Berlin Kristoffer Moeller
March 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0157:
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JEL Classification: R30; D22; L26


Tags: firm location; urban amenities; consumer city; internet start-ups; entrepreneurs; berlin

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Urban Renewal after the Berlin Wall Gabriel M. Ahfeldt, Wolfgang Maennig and Felix J. Richter
December 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0151:
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JEL Classification: D62; H23; R21; R31


Tags: urban; renewal; revitalization; redevelopment; hedonic regression; quasi-experiment

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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
Specialization and Regional Economic Development Thomas Kemeny and Michael Storper
December 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0121:
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JEL Classification: R11; R12; O21


Tags: specialization; diversification; agglomeration economies; urban wages

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Ambition, Human Capital Acquisition and the Metropolitan Escalator Ian Gordon
April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0107:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J62; R23


Tags: escalator region; migration; urban labour market; london; social mobility; human capital

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Is Pennine England becoming more Polycentric or more Centripetal? An Analysis of Commuting Flows in a Transforming Industrial Region, 1981-2001 Tony Champion and Mike Coombes April 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0105:
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JEL Classification: R23; R12; R14; R58


Tags: polycentricity; multi-scalar; urbanisation; commuting; pennine england

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
A Note on the Value of Foregone Open Space in Sprawling Cities Jan Rouwendal and Wouter Vermeulen
February 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0101:
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JEL Classification: Q26; R13; R52


Tags: urban sprawl; open space; growth controls; outdoor recreation

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
External Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment: An Applied Urban General Equilbirum Analysis Niels Vermeer and Wouter Vermeulen January 2012
Paper No' SERCDP0099:
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JEL Classification: R13; R21; R52


Tags: brownfield redevelopment; land use externalities; urban general equilibrium; benefit-cost analysis

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Additional Spending Help Urban Schools? An Evaluation Using Boundary Discontinuities Stephen Gibbons, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo August 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0090:
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JEL Classification: R0; I21; H52


Tags: urban schools; education; resources

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Effects of Agglomeration on Wages: Evidence from the Micro-Level Bernard Fingleton and Simonetta Longhi
June 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0081:
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JEL Classification: C21; C31; C33; D1; O18; R20; R12


Tags: urban economics; new economic geography; household panel data

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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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Agglomeration Elasticities and Firm Heterogeneity Daniel J. Graham and David C. Maré
February 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0043:
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JEL Classification: L25; R12; R3


Tags: agglomeration; urban density; productivity

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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
Spatial Costs in a Monocentric City (And Implications for Agglomeration) Hugh B. Wenban-Smith
October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0032:
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JEL Classification: R12; R32; D24; L95


Tags: urbanisation; spatial analysis; returns to scale; water utilities

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does Urbanisation Affect Rural Poverty? Evidence from Indian Districts Massimiliano Cali and Carlo Menon
February 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0014:
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JEL Classification: O12 O18 O2 I3


Tags: rural poverty; urbanization; indian districts; india

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Survival of the Fittest in Cities: Agglomeration, Selection and Polarisation Kristian Behrens and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
November 2008
Paper No' SERCDP0012:
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JEL Classification: F12; R12


Tags: entrepreneur heterogeneity; firm selection; agglomeration; income inequalities; urbanization; urban systems