Agglomeration versus Fragmentation:A Comparison of East Asia and Europe
AbstractInspired 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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Date of creation: Aug 2009
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 212. 2009. 08
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Find related papers by JEL classification:
- N64 - Economic History - - Manufacturing and Construction - - - Europe: 1913-
- N65 - Economic History - - Manufacturing and Construction - - - Asia including Middle East
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
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- NEP-ALL-2009-09-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2009-09-26 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-SEA-2009-09-26 (South East Asia)
- NEP-URE-2009-09-26 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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