Author:Arthur Grimes, Jason Le Vaillant, Philip McCann
Source:Ministry of Economic Development
Topics:Economy, business and industry
This paper examines one key theme of modern spatial economics relating to city development: Do the major cities within and across countries increasingly attract a disproportionate share of knowledge intensive economic activities? The paper describes trends in shares of knowledge intensive economic activities within five major New Zealand and five major Australian cities, and interpret these trends in light of modern economic geography theories.