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  • Giuseppe Arbia

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    (Department of Science, University G. d'Annunzio, Pescara, Viale Pindaro, 42, 65127 Pescara, Italy)

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In the present article we propose a spatial micro econometric approach for studying the geographical concentration of economic activities. We analyse the incentives to use this approach rather than the traditional one based on regional aggregates. As an example, we present our prototypical theoretic model - to be seen as a continuous space version of Krugman's concentration model - that includes birth, survival and growth components. We present a numerical estimation of the birth model for a set of data referring to the concentration of the manufacturing industries in the San Marino Republic.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 80 (2001)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 411-424

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Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:80:y:2001:i:4:p:411-424

Note: Received: 18 May 1998
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Keywords: Birth-death processes; economic geography; geographical concentration; Markov fields; regional economic growth;

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  1. Miren Lafourcade & Giordano Mion, 2007. "Concentration, agglomeration and the size of plants," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 42666, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  2. Frank G. van Oort & Martijn J. Burger & Joris Knoben & Otto Raspe, 2012. "Multilevel Approaches And The Firm-Agglomeration Ambiguity In Economic Growth Studies," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(3), pages 468-491, 07.
  3. Chantelot Sébastien & Filippi Maryline & Peres-Quesada Stéphanie, 2011. "The French agricultural cooperative system: An explanatory spatial data analysis," ERSA conference papers ersa10p1029, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Jitendra Parajuli & Kingsley Haynes, 2013. "An Exploratory Analysis of New Firm Formation in New England," ERSA conference papers ersa13p274, European Regional Science Association.
  5. Burger, M.J. & van Oort, F.G. & van der Knaap, G.A., 2008. "A Treatise on the Geographical Scale of Agglomeration Externalities and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem," ERIM Report Series Research in Management ERS-2008-076-ORG, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus Uni.
  6. Tamás Dusek, 2005. "The modifiable areal unit problem in regional economics," ERSA conference papers ersa05p357, European Regional Science Association.
  7. Frank G. van Oort & Martijn J. Burger & Joris Knoben & Otto Raspe, 2012. "Multilevel Approaches and the Firm-Agglomeration Ambiguity in Economic Growth Studies," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 12-014/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  8. Miren Lafourcade & Giordano Mion, 2005. "Concentration, agglomeration and the size of plants," Working Papers halshs-00590572, HAL.

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