Seminar

Seminar: Definition matters: Metropolitan areas and agglomeration in a large developing country

Op dinsdag 15 oktober geeft Maarten Bosker (EUR) een presentatie getiteld: 'Definition matters: Metropolitan areas and agglomeration in a large developing country'

Datum
15 oktober 2019
Tijd
13:00 - 14:00
Locatie
CPB-kantoor, Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, Den Haag (Vergaderzaal 3 - Braamzaal)
Presentatie
Maarten Bosker (EUR)
Discussant
Paul Verstraten (CPB)
Voertaal
English

A variety of approaches to delineate metropolitan areas have been developed. Systematic comparisons of these approaches in terms of the urban landscape that they generate are however few. This paper aims to fill this gap. The paper focuses on Indonesia and makes use of the availability of data on commuting flows, remotely-sensed nighttime lights, and spatially fine-grained population, to construct metropolitan areas using the different approaches that have been developed in the literature. The analysis finds that the maps and characteristics of Indonesia’s urban landscape vary substantially, depending on the approach used. Moreover, combining information on the metro areas generated by the different approaches with detailed micro-data from Indonesia’s national labor force survey, the paper shows that the estimated size of the agglomeration wage premium depends nontrivially on the approach used to define metropolitan areas.

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