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Overman, Henry G.

Overview
Works: 76 works in 223 publications in 2 languages and 599 library holdings
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: HT321, 330.91732
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Most widely held works about Henry G Overman
 
Most widely held works by Henry G Overman
Urban economics and urban policy : challenging conventional policy wisdom by P. C Cheshire( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this bold, exciting and readable volume, Paul C. Cheshire, Max Nathan and Henry G. Overman illustrate the insights that recent economic research brings to our understanding of cities, and the lessons for urban policymaking. The authors present new evidence on the fundamental importance of cities to economic wellbeing and to the enrichment of our lives. They also argue that many policies have been trying to push water uphill and have done little to achieve their stated aims; or, worse, have had unintended and counterproductive consequences. It is remarkable that our cities have been so successful despite the many shortcomings of urban policies and governance. These shortcomings appear in both rich and poor countries. Many powerful policies intended to influence urban development and spatial differences have been developed since the late 1940s, but they have been subject to little rigorous economic evaluation. The authors help us to understand why economic growth has emerged so unevenly across space and why this pattern persists. The failure to understand the forces leading to uneven development underlies the ineffectiveness of many current urban policies. The authors conclude that future urban policies need to take better account of the forces that drive unevenness and that their success should be judged by their impact on people, not on places--or buildings. This groundbreaking book will prove to be an invaluable resource and a rewarding read for academics, practitioners and policymakers interested in the economics of urban policy, urban planning and development, as well as international studies and innovation."--Page 4 of cover
Testing for localization using micro-geographic data by Gilles Duranton( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We use a point-pattern methodology to explore the detailed location patterns of UK manufacturing industries. In particular, we consider the location of entrants and exiters vs. continuing establishments, domestic- vs. foreign-owned, large vs. small, and affiliated vs. independent. We also examine co-localisation between vertically linked industries. Our analysis provides a set of new stylised facts and confirmation for others
The economic geography of trade production and income : a survey of empirics by Henry G Overman( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper combines detailed production data (from the ARD) with international trade data by port to examine the impact of accession to the EEC on the location of UK manufacturing. The paper has two main objectives. The first is to test the implications of models of economic geography for the location of economic activity in a developed economy subject to a significant trade shock. The second is to shed new light on the implications of EEC accession for the UK economy. Our results suggest that accession did eventually encourage UK manufacturing to relocate towards the South-East but that within the aggregate some industries retreated north-westwards in the face of increased import competition. Methodologically we have found that proximity to the ports through which trade occurs is a proxy for export market access and import competition and thus helps to explain industrial location. We have also found that the port-composition of UK trade is partly determined by the country-composition of trade. UK accession changed the country-composition of UK trade and via the port-composition induced an exogenous shock to the relative degrees of export market access and import competition in different UK locations. Our results show that employment responded as predicted to these shocks"--London School of Economics web site
Unemployment clusters across European regions and countries by Henry G Overman( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative advantage and economic geography : estimating the location of production in the EU by Karen Helene Midelfart-Knarvik( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spatial distribution of economic activities in the EU by Pierre-Philippe Combes( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abstract This paper considers the spatial distribution of economic activities in the European Union. It has three main aims. (i) To describe the data that is available in the EU and give some idea of the rich spatial data sets that are fast becoming available at the national level. (ii) To present descriptive evidence on the location of aggregate activity and particular industries and to consider how these location patterns are changing over time. (iii) To consider the nature of the agglomeration and dispersion forces that determine these patterns and to contrast them to forces acting elsewhere, in particular the US. Our survey suggests that much has been achieved in the wave of empirical work that has occurred in the past decade, but that much work remains to be done"--London School of Economics web site
Agglomeration and the adjustment of the spatial economy by Pierre-Philippe Combes( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We consider the literatures on urban systems and New Economic Geography to examine questions concerning agglomeration and how areas respond to shocks to the economic environment. We first propose a diagrammatic framework to compare the two approaches. We then use this framework to study a number of extensions and to consider several policy relevant issues
The geography of UK international trade by Henry G Overman( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decomposing the growth in residential land in the United States by Henry G Overman( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper decomposes the growth in land occupied by residences in the United States to give the relative contributions of changing demographics versus increases in the land area used by individual households. Between 1976 and 1992 the amount of residential land in the United States grew 47.5% while population only grew 17.8%. At first glance, this suggests an important role for per-household increases. However, the calculations in this paper show that only 24.3% of the growth in residential land area can be attributed to State level changes in land per household. 37.5% is due to overall population growth, 5.9% to the shift of population towards States with larger houses, 22.7% to an increase in the number of households over this period, and the remaining 9.5% to interactions between these changes. There are large differences across states and metropolitan areas in the relative importance of these components
Labour pooling as a source of agglomeration: an empirical investigation by Henry G Overman( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zipfs law for cities : an empirical examination by Henry G Overman( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighbourhood effects in small neighbourhoods by Henry G Overman( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic linkages across space by Henry G Overman( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We develop a diagrammatic framework that can be used to study the economic linkages between regions or cities. Hitherto, such linkages have not been the primary focus of either the theoretical or empirical literatures. We show that our general framework can be used to interpret both the New Economic Geography and Urban Systems literatures to help us understand spatial economic linkages. We then extend the theoretical framework to allow us to consider a number of additional issues which may be particularly important for analyzing the impact of policy. Such policy analysis will also require empirical work to identify the nature of key relationships. In a final section, we consider what the existing empirical literature can tell us about these relationships
Cross sectional evolution of the US city size distribution by Henry G Overman( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spatial evolution of the US urban system by Yannis Menelaos Ioannides( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spatial distribution of economic activities in the European Union by Pierre-Philippe Combes( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can we learn anything from economic geography proper? by Henry G Overman( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abstract This paper considers the ways geographers (proper) and (geographical) economists approach the study of economic geography. It argues that there are two areas where the approach of the latter is more robust than the former. First, formal models both enforce internal consistency and allow one to move from micro to macro behaviour. Second, empirical work tends to be more rigorous, emphasising the importance of getting representative samples, testing whether findings are significant, identifying and testing empirical predictions from theory and dealing with issues of observational equivalence. But any approach can be improved and so the paper also identifies ways in which geographical economists could learn from the direction taken by economic geographers proper"--London School of Economics web site
The causal effects of an industrial policy by Chiara Criscuolo( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business support policies designed to raise productivity and employment are common worldwide, but rigorous micro-econometric evaluation of their causal effects is rare. We exploit multiple changes in the area-specific eligibility criteria for a major program to support manufacturing jobs ("Regional Selective Assistance"). Area eligibility is governed by pan-European state aid rules which change every seven years and we use these rule changes to construct instrumental variables for program participation. We match two decades of UK panel data on the population of firms to all program participants. IV estimates find positive program treatment effect on employment, investment and net entry but not on TFP. OLS underestimates program effects because the policy targets underperforming plants and areas. The treatment effect is confined to smaller firms with no effect for larger firms (e.g. over 150 employees). We also find the policy raises area level manufacturing employment mainly through significantly reducing unemployment. The positive program effect is not due to substitution between plants in the same area or between eligible and ineligible areas nearby. We estimate that "cost per job" of the program was only $6,300 suggesting that in some respects investment subsidies can be cost effective
 
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Alternative Names
Overman, H. G.

Overman, H. G. 1970-

Overman, Henry 1970-

Languages
English (151)

German (1)