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Local economic structure and industry development in Germany, 1993-2001

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  • Blien, Uwe

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    (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])

  • Suedekum, Jens

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"This paper analyses the impact of dynamic MAR- and Jacobs-externalities on local employment growth in Germany between 1993 and 2001. In order to facilitate a comparison between the neighbouring countries we firstly replicate the study of Combes (2000) on local employment growth in France and find very similar results for Germany. Afterwards we formulate an alternative empirical model that is based on a weighted regression approach. With this model we find that Jacobs-externalities matter in manufacturing, whereas MAR-externalities are present in advanced service sectors." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Paper provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its series IAB Discussion Paper with number 200501.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 13 Jan 2005
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Publication status: published in: Economics Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 17 (2005), p. 1-8
Handle: RePEc:iab:iabdpa:200501

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Keywords: Wirtschaftswachstum - Auswirkungen; Beschäftigungsentwicklung; regionale Disparität; Regionalentwicklung; regionale Faktoren;

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