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Dynamics of agglomeration, accessibility, and total factor productivity: evidence from Japanese regions

Akihiro Otsuka

Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2018, vol. 27, issue 7, 611-627

Abstract: With Japan’s declining population, improving productivity is important to achieving continuous regional economic growth. This study focuses on the regional effects of population agglomeration and accessibility on total factor productivity (TFP). Empirical analysis shows that population agglomeration contributed to TFP growth, most significantly in the Greater Tokyo area. The interaction (flow) of people was examined and the importance of high-speed transportation network for TFP growth was clarified as the effect of accessibility on TFP growth. Population agglomeration and the development of transportation network are thus important strategies for growing regional economies.

Date: 2018
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