Defining and measuring urban regions: A sensitivity analysis

Haisch, Tina; Müller, Urs (2015). Defining and measuring urban regions: A sensitivity analysis. Papers in Regional Science, 94(1), pp. 219-226. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/pirs.12043

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This paper evaluates the impact of alternative city boundary definitions on economic performance. First we discuss the theoretical background and motivate the empirical work. Then we present the methodological concept of the sensitivity analysis, which will be applied to a variety of data of Zurich and Bern (the financial and the administrative centres of Switzerland) in order to see how the values of different indicators vary depending on the definition adopted. Finally we will show whether the empirical patterns found are statistically significant. The analysis shows, that the delimitation of a city or city region indeed matters.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Economic Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Haisch, Tina

Subjects:

700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

1056-8190

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

13 May 2015 12:12

Last Modified:

19 Oct 2015 09:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/pirs.12043

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.68126

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68126

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