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Agglomeration Economies and the Location of Industries: A comparison of Three small European Countries

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  • Barrios, Salvador
  • Bertinelli, Luisito
  • Eric, Strobl
  • Antonio Carlos, Teixeira

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We investigate and compare the spatial distribution of manufacturing activity and its determinants in Belgium, Ireland, and Portugal using comparable, exhaustive micro-level data sets. We find some similarities between Portugal and Belgium, but little for Ireland. Moreover, there is some evidence that forward and backward linkages as well as dependence on natural advantages can be important determinants of agglomeration.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 5704.

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Keywords: agglomeration; spatial autocorrelation; Belgium; Ireland; Portugal;

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  1. Edgar Morgenroth, 2006. "Economic Integration and Structural Change: The Case of Irish Regions," Papers WP176, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
  2. Barrios, Salvador & Bertinelli, Luisito & Strobl, E. & Teixeira, Antonio-Carlos, 2005. "The dynamics of agglomeration: evidence from Ireland and Portugal," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 57(1), pages 170-188, January.
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