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Sectoral Spillovers and the Price of Land. A Cost Analysis

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  • Adsera, A.

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If firms and workers are free to move within a country, they will choose to locate in areas where local attributes enhance their productivity. In equilibrium, however, differences in local productivity should be offset by higher local prices. In this paper, I estimates both local sectoral cost functions in the panel of US states for 1969-1992 and across MSAs in 1990, and rent and wage hedonic equations for individual households and workers to study, first, what determines different productivity adavatages across areas and, second, the extent to which productivity gains from local attributes vary across sectors.

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Paper provided by Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) in its series UFAE and IAE Working Papers with number 413.98.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:aub:autbar:413.98

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Keywords: EXTERNALITIES ; ECONOMIC GROWTH ; REGIONAL ANALYSIS ; COSTS;

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  1. Holger Sieg & Daniele Coen-Pirani & Jeff Brinkman, 2011. "Agglomeration Externalities and the Dynamics of Firm Location Choices," 2011 Meeting Papers 966, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  2. Raúl Ramos & Esteve Sanromà, 2006. "Local human capital and productivity: An analysis for the Spanish regions," Working Papers 2006/1, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
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  7. Marian Rizov, 2011. "Is there a limit to agglomeration? Evidence from productivity of Dutch firms," ERSA conference papers ersa11p231, European Regional Science Association.
  8. Gilles Duranton & Diego Puga, 2001. "From sectoral to functional urban specialisation," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 20101, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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  12. Jeffrey Brinkman & Daniele Coen-Pirani & Holger Sieg, 2012. "Estimating a dynamic equilibrium model of firm location choices in an urban economy," Working Papers 12-26, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

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