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09 Dec 15

From barrier to resource? Modelling the border effects on metropolitan functions in Europe.

Authors: SOHN Christophe, LICHERON Julien.

Abstract: This paper examines the effects of state borders on the performance of metropolitan areas in Europe. A multi-dimensional conceptualization of border effects is elaborated and empirically tested with the help of statistical modelling. The results suggest that Swiss cases and metropolitan areas recently integrated into the EU benefit the most from their border setting. When considering specific effects, a recent opening of the border as a new contact factor and significant differentiation factors have positive impacts on metropolitan functions. Alternatively, the spatial proximity of the border and its long-standing opening have negative impacts.

Reference: SOHN Christophe, LICHERON Julien. From barrier to resource? Modelling the border effects on metropolitan functions in Europe. LISER, 2015, Working Papers n°2015-08, 28 p.

Keywords:
Border effects,
metropolitan functions,
border metropolitan areas,
Europe

Linked publications
SOHN Christophe, LICHERON Julien.
Regional Studies, 2018, vol. 52, n°11, pp. 1512-1524.