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Causal relations between knowledge-intensive business services and regional employment growth

Brenner, Thomas; Capasso, Marco; Duschl, Matthias; Frenken, Koen LU and Treibich, Tania (2018) In Regional Studies 52(2). p.172-183
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Causal relations between knowledge-intensive business services and regional employment growth. Regional Studies. This paper studies the causal relations between regional employment growth in knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) and overall regional employment growth using German labour-market data for 1999–2012. Adopting a recently developed technique, it uses a structural vector autoregressive model in which the causal directions between KIBS and other sectors are examined including various time lags. Results show that although regional growth has a negative short-term effect on KIBS, KIBS growth has a long-term positive effect on the whole regional economy. This confirms the claim that KIBS can play a key role in regional... (More)

Causal relations between knowledge-intensive business services and regional employment growth. Regional Studies. This paper studies the causal relations between regional employment growth in knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) and overall regional employment growth using German labour-market data for 1999–2012. Adopting a recently developed technique, it uses a structural vector autoregressive model in which the causal directions between KIBS and other sectors are examined including various time lags. Results show that although regional growth has a negative short-term effect on KIBS, KIBS growth has a long-term positive effect on the whole regional economy. This confirms the claim that KIBS can play a key role in regional policies.

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financial geography, growth spillovers, industrial dynamics, knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS), regional employment growth
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Regional Studies
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52
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172 - 183
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0034-3404
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10.1080/00343404.2016.1265104
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  author       = {Brenner, Thomas and Capasso, Marco and Duschl, Matthias and Frenken, Koen and Treibich, Tania},
  issn         = {0034-3404},
  keyword      = {financial geography,growth spillovers,industrial dynamics,knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS),regional employment growth},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {172--183},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Regional Studies},
  title        = {Causal relations between knowledge-intensive business services and regional employment growth},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2016.1265104},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2018},
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