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Spatial Clustering of the U.S. Biotech Industry

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  • Sambidi, Pramod R.
  • Harrison, R. Wes
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    The study develops a county-level spatial tobit model that analyzes factors affecting site-selection of the U.S. biotech industry. The hypothesis of spatial agglomeration economies is confirmed for the spatial structure of the biotech industry, indicating that biotech firms are positively correlated across counties, resulting in clustering of biotech production.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA with number 21360.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea06:21360

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    Keywords: Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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