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Economies of Scale in European Manufacturing Revisited

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  • Henriksen, E
  • Knarvik, K.H.M.
  • Steen, F.

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We test for internal and external economies of scale in European manufacturing employing a more disaggregated data set than what has been used in earlier analyses, and aim to separate externalities from common business cycle effects. Fifteen European manufacturing industries in Germany, France, the U.K. and Italy are analysed. We focus on economies of scale at three levels: the national industry, the national industrial cluster, and the transnational industry.

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Paper provided by Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration- in its series Papers with number 12/2001.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:fth:norgee:12/2001

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Keywords: GEOGRAPHY ; MANUFACTURING ; EXTERNALITIES;

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Cited by:
  1. Takashi Ohno, 2006. "On the Effects of Wage Pressure on the Unemployment Rate and Capital Share," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 7, pages 389-401, November.
  2. Gene M. Grossman & Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, 2008. "External Economies and International Trade Redux," NBER Working Papers 14425, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Helena Marques, 2008. "Asymmetries in Heterogeneous Integrated Areas: Evidence from Intra-EU Sectoral Trade," Working Papers 2008.2, International Network for Economic Research - INFER.

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