Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Population and employment location in Swedish municipalities 1994–2004

  • 137 Accesses

  • 3 Citations

Abstract

The present paper focuses on the location choices of population and employment in Swedish municipalities from 1994 to 2004. Since firm and household location choices exert an apparent influence on municipality population and employment growth, we investigate the impact of various attributes, such as, differences in public revenue and spending patterns between municipalities, amenities, accessibility to jobs, quality of the labour pool, as well as concentration of commercial, private and public services, etc. To analyze the impact of the various attributes and the interdependence between population and employment change, we use a model of the Carlino–Mills type.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Adamson DW, Clark DE, Partridge MD (2004) Do Urban Agglomeration Effects and Household Amenities Have a Skill Bias?. J Reg Sci 44: 201–223

  2. Anselin L (1988) Lagrange multiplier test diagnostics for spatial dependence and spatial heterogeneity. Geogr Anal 20: 1–17

  3. Anselin L, Bera AK, Florax RJGM, Yoon MY (1996) Simple diagnostic test for spatial dependence. Reg Sci Urban Econ 26: 77–104

  4. Bera AK, Yoon MJ (1993) Specification Testing with Locally Misspecified Alternatives. Econ Theory 9: 649–658

  5. Beser M, Algers S (2002) SAMPERS—The new Swedish national travel demand forecasting tool. In: Lundqvist L, Mattsson L-G (eds) National Transport Models: recent developments and prospects. Springer, Berlin, pp 101–118

  6. Boarnet MG (1994) An empirical model of intrametropolitan population and employment growth. Papers Reg Sci 73: 135–152

  7. Burridge P (1980) On the Cliff-Ord Test for Spatial Correlation. J R Stat Soc B 42: 107–108

  8. Carlino GA, Mills ES (1987) The determinants of county growth. J Reg Sci 27: 39–54

  9. Charney AH (1983) Intraurban manufacturing location decisions and local tax differentials. J Urban Econ 14: 184–205

  10. Costa DL, Khan ME (2000) Power couples: changes in the location choice of the college educated, 1940–1990. Quart J Econ 115: 1287–1315

  11. Cragg JG, Donald SG (1993) Testing identifiability and specification in instrumental variable models. Econ Theory 9: 222–240

  12. Crown WH (1991) Migration and regional economic growth: an origin-destination model. Econ Dev Q 5: 45–59

  13. Dalenberg DR, Partridge MD (1995) The effect of taxes, expenditures, and public infrstructure on metropolitan area employment. J Reg Sci 35: 617–640

  14. Deitz R (1998) A joint model of residential and employment location in urban areas. J Urban Econ 44: 197–215

  15. Dhrymes PJ (1981) Distributed lags: problems of estimation and formulation. Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., New York

  16. Dufor J-M (2003) Identification, weak instruments, and statistical inference in econometrics. Can J Econ 36: 767–808

  17. Fischel WA (1975) Fiscal and environmental considerations in the location of firms in suburban communities. In: Mills ES, Oates WE (eds) Fiscal zoning and land-use control. Heath-Lexington, Lexington, pp 119–168

  18. Gyourko J, Tracy J (1991) The structure of local public finance and the quality of life. J Polit Econ 99: 774–806

  19. Hansen LP (1982) Large sample properties of generalized methods of moments estimators. Econometrica 50: 1029–1054

  20. Helms LJ (1985) The effect of state and local taxes on economic growth: a time series-cross section approach. Rev Econ Stat 67: 574–582

  21. Holmberg I, Johansson B, Strömquist U (2003) A simultaneous model of long-term job and population change. In: Andersson ÅE, Johansson B, Anderson WP (eds) The economics of disappearing distance. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp 161–189

  22. Johansson B, Klaesson J (2007) Infrastructure, labour market accessibility and economic development. In: Karlsson C, Johansson B, Anderson WP, Kobayashi K (eds) The management and measurement of infrastructure. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp 69–98

  23. Kelejian HH, Robinson DP (2004) The influence of spatially correlated heteroskedasticity on tests for spatial correlation. In: Anselin L, Florax RJGM, Rey SJ (eds) Advances in spatial econometrics. Springer, Berlin, pp 79–97

  24. Kleibergen F, Paap R (2006) Generalized reduced Rank tests using the singular-value decomposition. J Econom 133: 97–126

  25. Luce TF (1994) Local taxes, public services, and the intrametropolitan location of firms and households. Public Finan Q 22: 139–167

  26. MIS 1992:5. SE-SIC 92, Swedish Standard Industrial Classification 1992. Statistics Sweden, Stockholm

  27. Mofidi A, Stone J (1990) Do state and local taxes affect economic growth. Rev Econ Stat 72: 686–691

  28. Roback J (1982) Wages, rents, and quality of life. J Polit Econ 90: 1257–1278

  29. Roback J (1988) Wages, rents, and amenities: differences among workers and regions. Econ Inquiry 26: 23–41

  30. Schmitt B, Henry MS (2000) Size and growth of urban centers in French labor market areas: consequences for rural population and employment. Reg Sci Urban Econ 30: 1–21

  31. Staiger D, Stock JH (1997) Instrumental variables regression with weak instruments. Econometrica 65: 557–586

  32. Stock JH, Wright JH, Yogo M (2002) A survey of weak instruments and weak identification in GMM. J Bus Econ Stat 20: 518–529

  33. Stock JH, Yogo M (2005) Testing for weak instruments in Linear IV regression. In: Andrews DWK, Stock JH (eds) Identification and inference for econometric models: essays in honor of Thomas Rothenberg. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 80–108

  34. Stuart A, Ord JK (1994) Kendall’s advanced theory of statistics Vol 1: distribution theory. Edward Arnold, London

  35. Tiebout CM (1956) A pure theory of local expenditures. J Polit Econ 64: 416–424

  36. Wasylenko M, McGuire T (1985) Jobs and taxes: the effect of business climate on states’ employment and growth rates. Nat Tax J 38: 497–512

  37. White MJ (1975) Firm location in a zoned meteropolitan area. In: Mills ES, Oates WE (eds) Fiscal zoning and land-use control. Heath-Lexington, Lexington, pp 175–201

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Robert Sörensson.

Additional information

A financial grant P2006-0249:1 from Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Sörensson, R. Population and employment location in Swedish municipalities 1994–2004. Ann Reg Sci 48, 743–762 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00168-010-0412-6

Download citation

JEL Classification

  • R11
  • R23
  • R30
  • H72
  • H73