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Agglomeration versus Fragmentation:A Comparison of East Asia and Europe

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  • Hayakawa, Kazunobu
  • JI, Zheng
  • Obashi, Ayako

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Inspired by the observed contrasting patterns of industrial distribution in East Asia and Europe, this paper conducts an empirical clarification of the difference in spatial relationships among countries within a region for the electric machinery industry by use of spatial econometric analysis. The results indicate that, while production in the electric machinery industry in a country is positively correlated with that of neighboring countries in East Asia, there is no significant spatial correlation in Europe. Such a difference in spatial interdependence has important implications for economic development in those regions.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 212.

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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 212. 2009. 08
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper212

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Keywords: Agglomeration; Fragmentation; East Asia; Europe; Local industry; Electric industries;

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  1. Fukunari Kimura & Ayako Obashi, 2011. "Production Networks in East Asia : What We Know So Far," Microeconomics Working Papers 23216, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.

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