Identifying urbanisation and localisation externalities in manufacturing and service industries
AbstractThis article estimates urbanisation and localisation economies for two digit manufacturing and service industries. The analysis is based on estimation of a translog production-inverse input demand system using data on British firms. We use distance-based measures of localisation to test for the spatial transmission of externalities. We identify positive localisation economies for 13 of the 27 sectors examined. The results indicate that where localisation economies exist, they tend to attenuate fairly rapidly with distance. All localisation externalities are identified within a 10 kilometre radius of the firm. Positive elasticities of productivity with respect to urbanisation are identified for 14 sectors. The weighted average localisation elasticity for manufacturing industries is 0.03 and for services 0.01. The mean urbanisation elasticities are 0.07 and 0.19 respectively. Copyright (c) 2008 the author(s). Journal compilation (c) 2008 RSAI.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Papers in Regional Science.
Volume (Year): 88 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (03)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1056-8190
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Joshua Drucker, 2012. "The Spatial Extent of Agglomeration Economies: Evidence from Three U.S. Manufacturing Industries," Working Papers 12-01, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
- Agarwalla, Astha, . "Agglomeration Economies and Productivity Growth in India," IIMA Working Papers WP2011-01-08, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
- Matthias Duschl & Tobias Scholl & Thomas Brenner & Dennis Luxen & Falk Raschke, 2012.
"Industry-specific firm growth and aggolmeration,"
Working Papers on Innovation and Space
2012-06, Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography.
- Anderstig, Christer & Berglund, Svante & Eliasson, Jonas & Andersson, Matts & Pyddoke, Roger, 2012. "Congestion charges and labour market imperfections: “Wider economic benefits” or “losses”?," Working papers in Transport Economics 2012:4, CTS - Centre for Transport Studies Stockholm (KTH and VTI).
- Marian Rizov, 2011.
"Is there a limit to agglomeration? Evidence from productivity of Dutch firms,"
ERSA conference papers
ersa11p231, European Regional Science Association.
- Rizov, Marian & Oskam, Arie & Walsh, Paul, 2012. "Is there a limit to agglomeration? Evidence from productivity of Dutch firms," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(4), pages 595-606.
- Dean Hanink & Robert Cromley & Avraham Ebenstein, 2012. "Wage-based evidence of returns to external scale in China’s manufacturing: a spatial analysis," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 49(1), pages 1-16, August.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F Baum).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.