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The spatial effect of intra-metropolitan agglomeration economies

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  • Miguel Angel García

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Ivan Muñiz

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

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    This study deals with the role of spatial accessibility to agglomeration economies in the change in spatial structure of industrial employment for the case of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region of Barcelona (BMR). Using the growth in gross density of municipal employment between 1986 and 1996 for seven manufacturing industries as an indicator of changes in the spatial structure of employment, an exploration is made of the spatial impact of agglomeration economies operating on a local scale – the municipality and three areas 5, 8 and 12 kilometres away surrounding the municipality itself - , agglomeration economies emerging from CBD and the main specialised subcentres in the region, and the network economies associated with the total jobs in the region, access to which depends on the distance from the main transport infrastructures

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    Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea0513.

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    Length: 27 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea0513

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    Keywords: Agglomeration economies; industrial employment growth; intra-metropolitan localisation; spatial structure.;

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