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Agglomeration economies and the location of industries: a comparison of three small European countries

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  • BARRIOS, Salvador
  • BERTINELLI, Luisito
  • STROBL, Eric
  • TEIXEIRA, Antonio Carlos

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We investigate and compare the spatial distribution of manufacturing activity and its determinants in Belguim, Ireland, and Portugal using comparable, exhaustive micro-level data sets.We find some similarities between Portugal and Belguim, but little for Ireland. Moreover, there is some evidence that forward and backward linkages as well as dependence on natural advantages can be important determinants of agglomeration.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2003067.

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Keywords: agglomeration; spatial autocorrelation; Belgium; Ireland; Portugal;

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  1. Pierre-Philippe Combes & Henry Overman, 2003. "The Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities in the European Union," CEP Discussion Papers dp0587, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  2. Barrios, Salvador & Bertinelli, Luisito & Strobl, Eric & Teixeira, Antonio Carlos, 2004. "The dynamics of Agglomeration: Evidence from Ireland and Portugal," MPRA Paper 5706, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Luisito Bertinelli & Jehan Decrop, 2005. "Geographical agglomeration: Ellison and Glaeser's index applied to the case of Belgian manufacturing industry," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(5), pages 567-583.
  4. LAFOURCADE, Miren & MION, Giordano, 2003. "Concentration, spatial clustering and the size of plants : disentangling the sources of co-location externalities," CORE Discussion Papers 2003091, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  5. Edgar Morgenroth, 2006. "Economic Integration and Structural Change: The Case of Irish Regions," Papers WP176, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
  6. Björn Alecke & Gerhard Untiedt, 2008. "Die räumliche Konzentration von Industrie und Dienstleistungen in Deutschland," Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft, Springer, vol. 28(1), pages 61-92, February.

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