The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments

June 6, 2018 | Journal Article

front cover of JA201805 Authors: Daire McCoy , Seán Lyons , Edgar Morgenroth , Dónal Palcic , Leonie Allen
Journal of Regional Science , Vol. 58, No. 3, June pp. 509-534

This paper analyzes the impact of broadband infrastructure, along with a range of other local characteristics such as motorways and other infrastructure, availability of human capital, and access to third-level educational facilities, on the location of new business establishments. The sample period spans the introduction and recent history of broadband in Ireland. The results indicate that the availability of broadband infrastructure is a significant determinant, but its effects may be mediated by the presence of sufficiently high human capital in an area.


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    ESRI Series Number: 201805
    Research Area: Energy and Environment
    Date of Publication: June 6, 2018
    Published Online: January 15, 2018
    Publisher: Wiley
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