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Public Goods and Externalities Click to Access:
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Agriculture is a provider of commodities such as food, feed, fibre and fuel, and it can bring both positive and negative impacts on the environment. Yet most policy measures target farm systems, inputs and practices and agricultural infrastructure...
Urban Spatial Structure in OECD Cities Click to Access:
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This paper presents an analysis of urban spatial structure and its trends in the OECD between 2001 and 2011. It does so by using a standardised definition of urban areas in 29 OECD countries as composed of high density cores and their respective commuting zones. While urban population is...


National area distribution Click to Access:
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National area distribution is defined as the classification of a given country into urban, intermediate and rural regions.
Green Growth in Bangkok, Thailand Click to Access:
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This report analyses the economic and environmental performance and green growth policy practices of Thailand’s Bangkok Metropolitan Region (BMR).
Municipal Fragmentation and Economic Performance of OECD TL2 Regions Click to Access:
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The present work investigates the relationship between municipal fragmentation and regional per capita GDP growth rate, using a panel of OECD TL2 regions in the period 1996-2011. According to the fiscal decentralisation literature, fragmentation should enhance growth as local government closer...

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In 2015, about two-thirds of the OECD population lives in cities, and in the next decade there are expected to be nearly 500 cities with more than 1 million inhabitants.