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Geographical agglomeration: Ellison and Glaeser's index applied to the case of Belgian manufacturing industry

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  • Luisito Bertinelli
  • Jehan Decrop

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Bertinelli L. and Decrop J. (2005) Geographical agglomeration: Ellison and Glaeser's index applied to the case of Belgian manufacturing industry, Regional Studies 39 , 567-583. The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive discussion of the use of the Ellison and Glaeser index and subsequently to carry out a descriptive analysis of the geographical concentration of the manufacturing sector in Belgium. To assess the degree of concentration, individual plant data on wage and salary earners are used, with a relatively fine geographical breakdown (districts and townships). It is shown that more than 30% of the industries are excessively agglomerated.

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Volume (Year): 39 (2005)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 567-583

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Keywords: Agglomeration; Ellison and Glaeser index; Spatial autocorrelation; Belgium; Agglomeration; Indice Ellison-Glaeser; Autocorrelation geographique; Belgique; Ballung; Ellison und Glaeserscher Index; Raumliche Autokorrelation; Belgien; Aglomeracion; Indice de Glaeser y Ellison; Autocorrelacion espacial; Belgica; JEL classifications: R12; R30;

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