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Self-reinforcing Agglomerations? An empirical industry study

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  • Knarvik, K.H.M.
  • Steen, F.

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The occurence of agglomerations raises several questions: How come that economic activity is agglomerated instead of evenly spread out across space? What implications do agglomerations have for welfare (earnings, employment, etc.) and economic policy? How do increased globalisation and integration affect the number, size, and localisation of industrial agglomerations?

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Paper provided by Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration- in its series Papers with number 14/97.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:norgee:14/97

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Keywords: PRODUCTIVITY ; GEOGRAPHY ; ECONOMIES OF SCALE;

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  1. Knarvik, K.H.M. & Steen, F., 2000. "Vertical Industry Linkages: Sources of Productivity Gains and Cumulative Causation?," Papers 1/2000, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration-.
  2. Bartlomiej ROKICKI & Mieczyslaw W. SOCHA, 2008. "Effects of Poland's Integration with the EU: Structural Interventions and Economic Development in the Eastern Border Regions," The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies (JCES), The Japanese Society for Comparative Economic Studies (JSCES), vol. 4, pages 81-114, December.
  3. Christ, Julian P., 2010. "Geographic concentration and spatial inequality: Two decades of EPO patenting at the level of European micro regions," Violette Reihe Arbeitspapiere 32/2010, Promotionsschwerpunkt "Globalisierung und Beschaeftigung".
  4. Ryohei Nakamura, 2005. "Agglomeration Economies and Linkage Externalities in Urban Manufacturing Industries - A Case of Japanese Cities," ERSA conference papers ersa05p768, European Regional Science Association.
  5. Henriksen, Espen & Steen, Frode & Ulltveit-Moe, Karen-Helene, 2001. "Economies of Scale in European Manufacturing Revisited," CEPR Discussion Papers 2896, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  6. Patrice Pieretti & Arnaud Bourgain, 2006. "Measuring Agglomeration Forces in a Financial Center," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 18(3), pages 1-9.
  7. Andreas Pfingsten & Reiner Wolff, 2009. "Factor Supply Changes in Small Open Economies: Rybczynski Derivatives under Increasing Marginal Costs," Finnish Economic Papers, Finnish Economic Association, vol. 22(1), pages 9-20, Spring.

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