New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives

A New Perspective on Agglomeration Economies in Japan

An Application of Productivity Analysis

Authors: Otsuka, Akihiro

  • Proposes a new analytical approach and empirical method of agglomeration economies using the Solow residual
  • Presents a new empirical model that assumes imperfect competition among companies
  • Sets forth an analytical approach that utilizes stochastic frontier and data envelopment analyses
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This book describes various methods of analysis for ascertaining the effects of agglomeration economies, which are important for formulating regional economic policies. Specifically, it describes new analytical approaches using productivity and productive efficiency analyses as methods for understanding agglomeration economies. Additionally, the book provides application results for Japanese regions and proposes desirable regional policies. According to the new analytical methods advocated in this book, agglomeration economies are larger in major metropolitan areas than in local regions, and in the manufacturing sector than in the non-manufacturing sector. These results are consistent with general knowledge. Moreover, the majority of productivity growth pertaining to regional economies is explainable by improvements to accessibility. Improving accessibility for regions reduces transportation costs between them and strengthens agglomeration economies, which, in turn, enable the sustainable development of regional economies. Therefore, this book highlights the need not only to reinforce existing agglomeration areas, but also to form a network between these agglomerations and to strengthen it, so as to realize regional economic growth despite a decreasing population.

About the authors

Akihiro OtsukaAssociation of International Arts and Science, Yokohama City University

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction and Summary

    Otsuka, Akihiro

    Pages 1-12

  • Empirical Knowledge of Agglomeration Economies

    Otsuka, Akihiro

    Pages 13-31

  • A Traditional Approach to Agglomeration Economies

    Otsuka, Akihiro

    Pages 33-52

  • A New Approach to Agglomeration Economies

    Otsuka, Akihiro

    Pages 53-68

  • Dynamic Externalities: Theory and Empirical Analysis

    Otsuka, Akihiro

    Pages 69-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A New Perspective on Agglomeration Economies in Japan
Book Subtitle
An Application of Productivity Analysis
Authors
Series Title
New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6490-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6490-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6489-0
Series ISSN
2199-5974
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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