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GDP estimates for regions within the province of Quebec : the changing geography of economic activity


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Lemelin, André; Mainguy, Pierre; Bilodeau, Danielle et Aubé, Réjean (2011). GDP estimates for regions within the province of Quebec : the changing geography of economic activity Working Paper. Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Montréal.

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The purpose of this paper is twofold: report on the method developed at the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ) to estimate regional GDP; analyse the data to examine recent changes in the geographical distribution of economic activity in Quebec. The ISQ method for estimating regional GDP is a top-down one, allocating three components of value added by industry (GDP) among regions, using allocators constructed from fiscal data of the Quebec ministry of revenue. The method is applied to the 17 administrative regions and 6 metropolitan areas in Quebec, from 1997 onwards. The evolution of regional shares of population, GDP and personal income is examined from the core-periphery perspective, reorganizing the data to create analytical regions adequate for that purpose. For all three dimensions, the shares of regions traditionally considered as peripheral are falling. There is also a redistribution from non-metropolitan to metropolitan areas. Finally, there is movement out of Île de Montréal towards the rest of the metropolitan area and its outer ring. The analysis is extended to a shift-share decomposition of GDP growth, but the residual component of differential growth overweighs the structural component in most cases.

Type de document: Monographie (Working Paper)
Informations complémentaires: This paper is a preliminary version of a chapter in the following book:Esteban Fernández-Vasquez and Fernando Rubiera-Morollón (eds.) «Rethinking the economic region. New possibilities of regional analysis from data at small scale» Advances in Spatial Economics, Springer (forthcoming)
Mots-clés libres: Activité économique régionale; estimation du PIB régional; comptabilité économique régionale; produit intérieur brut; regional economic activity; regional GDP estimation; national accounting for regions; gross domestic product.
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 12 nov. 2020 19:12
Dernière modification: 12 nov. 2020 19:12
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/9227

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