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The Regional Industry-size Distribution - An Analysis of all Types of Industries in Germany

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  • Thomas Brenner

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This paper studies the frequency of observing a certain number of firms or employees in a region for a given industry. Various predictions for these frequencies are deduced from theoretical considerations. Then, the empirical distributions of 198 industries in Germany are analysed. It is found that different kinds of industries show quite different distributions.

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Paper provided by Max Planck Institute of Economics, Evolutionary Economics Group in its series Papers on Economics and Evolution with number 2005-16.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2006
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Handle: RePEc:esi:evopap:2005-16

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Keywords: industry study; spatial distribution; local industrial clusters.;

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  1. Glenn Ellison & Edward L. Glaeser, 1999. "The Geographic Concentration of Industry: Does Natural Advantage Explain Agglomeration?," Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers 1862, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research.
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  3. Thomas Brenner, . "Self-organisation, Local Symbiosis and the Emergence of Localised Industrial Clusters," Papers on Economics and Evolution 2001-03, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Evolutionary Economics Group.
  4. Ellison, Glenn & Glaeser, Edward L, 1997. "Geographic Concentration in U.S. Manufacturing Industries: A Dartboard Approach," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 105(5), pages 889-927, October.
  5. T. Brenner, 2003. "An Identification of Local Industrial Clusters in Germany," Papers on Economics and Evolution 2003-04, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Evolutionary Economics Group.
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