durpug: Relative diversity index by Duranton and Puga

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

Description

Calculating the relative diversity index (RDI) by Duranton and Puga based on regional industry data (normally employment data)

Usage

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durpug(e_ij, e_i)

Arguments

e_ij

a numeric vector with the employment of the industries i in region j

e_i

a numeric vector with the all-over employment in the industries i

Value

A single numeric value of RDI

Author(s)

Thomas Wieland

References

Duranton, G./Puga, D. (2000): “Diversity and Specialisation in Cities: Why, Where and When Does it Matter?”. In: Urban Studies, 37, 3, p. 533-555.

Farhauer, O./Kroell, A. (2013): “Standorttheorien: Regional- und Stadtoekonomik in Theorie und Praxis”. Wiesbaden : Springer.

See Also

gini.spec, krugman.spec, hoover

Examples

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# Example Goettingen:

data(Goettingen)
# Loads the data

durpug (Goettingen$Goettingen2008[2:13], Goettingen$BRD2008[2:13])
# Returns the Duranton-Puga RDI for Goettingen

Example output

[1] 4.234876

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