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Exploring the Detailed Location Patterns of UK Manufacturing Industries Using Microgeographic Data

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  • Gilles Duranton
  • Henry Overman

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We use a point-pattern methodology to explore the detailed location patterns of UK manufacturing industries. In particular, we consider the location of entrants and exiters vs. continuing establishments, domestic- vs. foreign-owned, large vs. small, and affiliated vs. independent. We also examine co-localisation between vertically linked industries. Our analysis provides a set of new stylised facts and confirmation for others.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance, LSE in its series CEP Discussion Papers with number dp0756.

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Keywords: Localisation; Location patterns; clusters; K-density; spatial statistics;

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