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The scope of agglomeration economies: Evidence from Catalonia

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  • Jordi Jofre-Monseny
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    This paper is an empirical study of the geographic and industrial scope of agglomeration economies. We also explore if small establishments make better neighbours than their larger counterparts. We address these issues by studying the effects of local industrial characteristics on the location decisions of new establishments using the random profit maximization framework. We carry out separate econometric estimations for seven industries in Catalonia, a Spanish region, using data from 1995-2002. Agglomeration economies seem to work at a very local level. Evidence of localization, urbanization and diversity effects is found. There is no strong evidence that establishments prefer to be located near to small rather than large establishments. Copyright (c) 2009 the author(s). Journal compilation (c) 2009 RSAI.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

    Volume (Year): 88 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (08)
    Pages: 575-590

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:presci:v:88:y:2009:i:3:p:575-590

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    1. Hyun-Ju Koh & Nadine Riedel, 2010. "Do Governments Tax Agglomeration Rents?," Working Papers 1004, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.
    2. Jofre-Monseny, Jordi & Solé-Ollé, Albert, 2012. "Which communities should be afraid of mobility? The effects of agglomeration economies on the sensitivity of employment location to local taxes," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(1-2), pages 257-268.
    3. Rosa Sanchis-Guarner, 2012. "Driving Up Wages: The Effects of Road Construction in Great Britain," SERC Discussion Papers 0120, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE.
    4. Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria & Manjón Antolín, Miguel C., 2009. "(Optimal) Spatial Aggregation in the Determinants of Industrial Location," Working Papers 2072/42866, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
    5. Jofre-Monseny, Jordi & Marín-López, Raquel & Viladecans-Marsal, Elisabet, 2011. "The mechanisms of agglomeration: Evidence from the effect of inter-industry relations on the location of new firms," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(2), pages 61-74.
    6. Jordi Jofre-Monseny, 2010. "Is agglomeration taxable?," Working Papers 2010/15, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).

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