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What makes firms leave the neighbourhood?

Limited attention has been paid to how neighbourhood conditions affect firm relocation choices. Using a panel dataset (1999-2006) of actual firm relocations in the Netherlands, the effect of different neighbourhood conditions on the firm’s propensity to relocate has been...

Integration and Convergence in Regional Europe

Place-based smart specialisation strategies are one of the prerequisites to access Structural Funds as of 2014. However, policy research analysing regional smart specialisation strategies has been hampered by data deficiencies. This is particularly the case for empirical...

Integrated Regional Europe

Currently, place-based development policies are proposed for future cohesion policy and have taken the shape of smart specialisation strategies. These strategies are one of the prerequisites to access Structural Funds as of 2014. Smart specialisation strategies are based on a...

The rationale of spatial economic top sector policy

Dutch top sector policy is aimed at the economic sectors that are the most important to the international competitive position of the Netherlands, such as the knowledge-intensive and export-oriented sectors. To date, the spatial aspects of this policy are not very elaborate....

A hedonic price analysis of the value of industrial sites

Hedonic price modelling is a widely used technique to explain the value of different types of properties. Following the notion that city areas may suffer from devaluation, poses the question of what would be the factors that influence the value of urban areas. For this paper,...

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