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Why denser areas are more productive

Competitiveness & Growth 
PostDecember 2, 2016
By Lionel Fontagné, Gianluca Santoni
A key driver of productivity is ease of resource allocation. This column uses firm-level data for France to show that misallocation has a spatial dimension: resource allocation and the associated effect on productivity are related not only to firms’ characteristics, but also to the environment in which they operate. Denser commuting zones seem to offer a better match between employers and employees, leading to more productive firms.

The Great Shift: Macroeconomic Projections for the World Economy at the 2050 Horizon

Competitiveness & Growth 
PostFebruary 10, 2012
By Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Lionel Fontagné, Jean Fouré
The CEPII recently revisited its projections for the world economy in 2050. The great shift in economic power to the emerging countries seems to be accelerating. By 2050, China would represent one-third of the world economy, more than the European Union, the United States, India and Japan all together.