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Cities and clusters: economy-wide and sector-specific effects in corporate location

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  • Giulio Bottazzi
  • Ugo Gragnolati

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Are the observed spatial distributions of firms decided mostly by market-mediated, economy-wide locational forces, or rather by non-pecuniary, sector-specific ones? This work finds that the latter kind of forces weight systematically more than the former in deciding firm location. The analysis uses Italian data on a variety of manufacturing and service sectors spatially disaggregated at the level of Local Labor Systems.

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Paper provided by Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy in its series LEM Papers Series with number 2010/16.

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Date of creation: 16 Sep 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ssa:lemwps:2010/16

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Keywords: Industrial Location; Sector-specific Agglomeration; Urbanization Economy; Maximum Likelihood Estimation;

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  1. Giulio Bottazzi & Ugo Gragnolati & Fabio Vanni, 2014. "A numerical estimation method for discrete choice models with non-linear externalities," LEM Papers Series 2014/01, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.

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