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Norman, Therese
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Norman, T., Börjesson, M. & Anderstig, C. (2017). Labour market accessibility and unemployment. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 51(1), 47-73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Labour market accessibility and unemployment
2017 (English)In: Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, ISSN 0022-5258, E-ISSN 1754-5951, Vol. 51, no 1, p. 47-73Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper estimates the relationship between temporal changes in unemployment and changes in labour market accessibility in Sweden. The accessibility measure is derived from the national transport model taking consumer behaviour, all travel modes, and different travel time components into account. The measure is more accurate than those used in previous studies and it is consistent with cost–benefit analyses (CBA). We find a negative relationship, which is more pronounced for low-educated workers, between changes in labour market accessibility and changes in unemployment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Bath, 2017
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36502 (URN)000406999500004 ()2-s2.0-85032730047 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Norman-Monroe, T. (2017). Transport accessibility, wholesale trade and spatial development. (Doctoral dissertation). Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transport accessibility, wholesale trade and spatial development
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis comprises four independent papers, which all explore some aspect of the relationship between accessibility and spatial development. The central question I pose is how improved accessibility to transportation services, human capital, jobs, or the market contributes to the spatial variation in economic development. Empirical data and estimations are utilized in all chapters.

The first paper (co-authored with Johan Klaesson) explores how a regional accessibility model can be used to analyze the growth of knowledge-intensive industries on a detailed geographical scale compared to a broader definition.

In the second paper (co-authored with Maria Börjesson and Christer Anderstig), a refined accessibility measure is used to estimate the magnitude of the causal effect of transport system investments on the unemployment rate, and whether the effect differs for people with different levels of education.

The third paper addresses the role that access to transportation services plays for wholesale start-ups, particularly in regions lacking in local demand.

The analysis in paper number four covers the same time period as the advancement of the Internet, which greatly reduced transaction costs. The paper examines the importance of access to human capital for the spatial reorganization and growth of wholesale industries during this time period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, 2017. p. 45
Series
JIBS Dissertation Series, ISSN 1403-0470 ; 115
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37291 (URN)978-91-86345-75-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-09-29, B1014, Internationella handelshögskolan, Jönköping, 10:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
VINNOVA, 2014-03587
Available from: 2017-09-13 Created: 2017-09-13 Last updated: 2017-09-13Bibliographically approved
Klaesson, J., Larsson, J. P. & Norman, T. (2015). Accessibility and market potential analysis. In: Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson and Therese Norman (Ed.), Handbook of research methods and applications in economic geography: (pp. 412-435). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Accessibility and market potential analysis
2015 (English)In: Handbook of research methods and applications in economic geography / [ed] Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson and Therese Norman, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, p. 412-435Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this chapter is to overview the advances in the field of measuring and modeling the influence of geographic market potential and accessibility. In general the models are designed to assess the influence on location choices and growth performance. The initial question concerns the relationship between the two concepts ‘market potential’ and ‘accessibility’. Accessibility can be defined as the ability to reach goods, services, activities or destinations. Market potential can be described as the possibility of reaching customers, demand or some other resource. Both concepts have a long tradition in research. The concepts are often used to describe similar or even the same sort of phenomena. Evidently, we have two related concepts that essentially mean the same thing. Examples of this are illustrated by the following statements. ‘The concept of accessibility is not a new one, and has been introduced into regional economics and trade under the form of market potential’ (Behrens and Thisse, 2007, p. 462). The measure is ‘often called a potential accessibility index (sometimes simply called market potential), that measures accessibility’ (Yoshida and Diechmann, 2009, p. 3). In Combes et al. (2008, p. 304), the authors refer to Harris’s concept of market potential as ‘an indicator for the degree of accessibility to market’.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
Series
Handbooks of Research Methods and Applications series
Keywords
economics and finance, regional economics, geography, economic geography, research methods in geography, research methods, research methods in economics, research methods in geography, urban and regional studies, regional economics, research methods in urban and regional studies
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28079 (URN)10.4337/9780857932679.00028 (DOI)9780857932662 (ISBN)9780857932679 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-10-01 Created: 2015-10-01 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, C., Andersson, M. & Norman, T. (Eds.). (2015). Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography. Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this Handbook is to provide overviews and assessments of the state-of-the-art regarding research methods, approaches and applications central to economic geography. The chapters are written by distinguished researchers from a variety of scholarly traditions and with a background in different academic disciplines including economics, economic, human and cultural geography, and economic history. The resulting handbook covers a broad spectrum of methodologies and approaches applicable in analyses pertaining to the geography of economic activities and economic outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. p. 672
Series
Handbooks of Research Methods and Applications series
National Category
Economics Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29176 (URN)10.4337/9780857932679 (DOI)9780857932662 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2016-01-22 Last updated: 2016-01-22Bibliographically approved
Johansson, S. & Norman, T. (2015). Livsmedelsföretagens internationalisering: En förstudie. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Livsmedelsföretagens internationalisering: En förstudie
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School, 2015. p. 34
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29046 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2016-02-05Bibliographically approved
Klaesson, J. & Norman, T. (2015). Market potential and the employment growth of knowledge-intensive services: comparing different geographical resolutions. The annals of regional science, 55(1), 157-185
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Market potential and the employment growth of knowledge-intensive services: comparing different geographical resolutions
2015 (English)In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 55, no 1, p. 157-185Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to empirically understand the geographical reach of different markets, it is vital to use an appropriate geographical resolution. Using too large observational units risks hiding the interesting relationships within the regional boundaries. In this study, we aim to investigate and compare similar analyses performed on different geographical levels, with a special focus on innovative industries. Accessibility to markets, services and infrastructure is thought to be major determinants of the potential for economic development and welfare of a region. Earlier empirical research establishing the relationship between agglomeration forces and regional growth typically includes a measure for accessibility or market potential as an explanatory factor. The geographical scale that conventional accessibility measures operate on is usually on the level of municipalities or similar, even when theory suggests that a more disaggregated scale is desirable. Most often the reason for this is limitations in available data. In many cases, the researcher is left with a geographical level based on administrative borders. Analyses on more disaggregated levels allow the researcher to better pinpoint the actual accessibility that each firm faces. In order to shed light on the importance of these issues, this paper utilizes an exploratory approach to investigate the relationship between the spatial distribution and growth of knowledge-intensive services (KIS) and the accessibility to economic activity (market potential). We use regional employment growth in KIS as a proxy for regional innovativeness. The relationship is estimated on two different geographical levels using Swedish data. The more conventional model is estimated with the 290 municipalities in Sweden as the units of analysis. In the Swedish context, this represents the geographically smallest administrative level. In the more novel model, we use the 298 so-called SAMS areas of Jönköping County in Sweden. Our results show that the detailed level is particularly important for the analysis of the growth of the more advanced sectors of the economy, in our setting, the high-tech knowledge-intensive services.

National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28052 (URN)10.1007/s00168-015-0701-1 (DOI)000364031400007 ()2-s2.0-84946486790 (Scopus ID)
Note

Included in an updated and improved version with the title "Market potential and the location of knowledge intensive services: comparing different geographical resolutions" in doctoral thesis "Transport accessibility, wholesale trade and spatial development" (link below).

Available from: 2015-09-28 Created: 2015-09-28 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Johansson, S., Klaesson, J., Norman, T., Wallin, T. & Wixe, S. (2015). Tillgänglighet, innovationsprocesser och tillväxt. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tillgänglighet, innovationsprocesser och tillväxt
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2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School, 2015. p. 41
National Category
Economics and Business Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29050 (URN)
Note

Sammanfattning av forskningsprojektet TIPT (Tillgänglighet, Innovationsprocesser och Tillväxt)

Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Holgersson, T., Norman, T. & Tavassoli, S. (2014). In the quest for economic significance: assessing variable importance through mean value decomposition. Applied Economics Letters, 21(8), 545-549
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In the quest for economic significance: assessing variable importance through mean value decomposition
2014 (English)In: Applied Economics Letters, ISSN 1350-4851, E-ISSN 1466-4291, Vol. 21, no 8, p. 545-549Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Economic significance is frequently assessed through statistical hypothesis testing, which however, does not always correspond to the implicit economical questions being addressed. In this article we propose using mean value decomposition to assess economic significance. Unlike most previously suggested methods the proposed one is intuitive and simple to conduct. The technique is demonstrated and contrasted with hypothesis tests by an empirical example involving the income of Mexican children, which shows that the two inference approaches provide different and supplementary pieces of information.

Keywords
mean value decomposition, goodness-of-fit, conditioning, regression analysis, economic significance
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25915 (URN)10.1080/13504851.2013.872757 (DOI)000332196800008 ()2-s2.0-84895766784 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-02-18 Created: 2015-02-18 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Klaesson, J. & Norman, T. (2014). Tillgänglighet och innovationer på fin geografisk nivå: Utveckling av DYNLOK-modellen. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tillgänglighet och innovationer på fin geografisk nivå: Utveckling av DYNLOK-modellen
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School, 2014. p. 31
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29309 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-05 Created: 2016-02-05 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Wallin, T., Norman, T., Klaesson, J. & Ahlman Dahlquist, L. (2013). Fördjupad studie av vissa projektstöd i landsbygdsprogrammet inom diversifiering, mikroföretag och turism, perioden 2007–2010. Jönköping: Jordbruksverket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fördjupad studie av vissa projektstöd i landsbygdsprogrammet inom diversifiering, mikroföretag och turism, perioden 2007–2010
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jordbruksverket, 2013. p. 65
Series
Rapport / Jordbruksverket, ISSN 1102-3007 ; 2013:36
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-32220 (URN)ISRN SJV-R-13/36-S (ISRN)
Available from: 2016-11-02 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
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