A note on the shift to a service-based economy and the consequences for regional growth

Teresa Garcia-Milà*, Therese J. McGuire

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Abstract

Using data for the 50 U.S. states we relate industry-specific employment growth rates over the period 1976-1989 to the industrial compositions of the states in 1976. We explore the idea that services and manufacturing are inextricably linked and that this interdependence may be beneficial to manufacturing (through knowledge spillovers, for example). Specifically, we test whether the manufacturing sector grew faster in service-based economies. Our evidence does not support the idea of cross-fertilization from services to manufacturing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-363
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Regional Science
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

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