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Intercity interactions: evidence from the US

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  • Andrea R. Lamorgese

    (Banca d'Italia)

  • Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano

    ()

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Using national level input-output matrices, we propose a strategy to identify pecuniary externalities operating through the markets for intermediate goods at the local level. Then, controlling for common shocks in a spatial econometric framework, (i) we estimate the e®ect of pecuniary externalities on productivity growth; (ii) we disentangle such e®ect from the one of other local interactions (i.e. knowledge or other face-to-face spillovers) and that of local characteristics; (iii) we evaluate the scope of operating of all kind of externalities using di®erent distance measures. Our estimates suggest that pecuniary externalities and other kinds of local interactions coexist, that their e®ect on productivity growth is decreasing with distance and that it depends on inter-city diversity and the pattern of local specialisation

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2006 Meeting Papers with number 667.

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Keywords: customer and supplier driven externalities; spatial autoregressive models; dynamic factors model;

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  1. Lööf , Hans & Johansson, Börje, 2011. "Innovation, Metropolitan and Productivity," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 260, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.

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