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Economic integration, location of industries, and frontier regions : evidence from Cambodia

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  • Kuroiwa, Ikuo
  • Tsubota, Kenmei

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We examine changes in the location of economic activity in Cambodia between 1998 and 2008 in terms of employment growth. During this period, Cambodia joined ASEAN and increased trade with neighboring countries. Drawing on the predictions of the new economic geography, we focus on frontier regions such as border regions and international port cities. We examine the changing state of manufacturing in Cambodia from its initial concentration in Greater Phnom Penh to its growth in the frontier regions. The results suggest that economic integration and concomitant trade linkages may lead to the industrial development of frontier regions as well as the metropolitan areas in Cambodia.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 399.

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Date of creation: Mar 2013
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 399. 2013.3
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper399

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Keywords: Cambodia; International economic integration; International trade; Economic geography; Economic integration; Trade liberalization; Frontier regions;

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