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On the effect of the geographical scope of agglomeration economies on firm location

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  • Alañón Pardo, Ángel
  • Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria

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This article analyses how agglomeration economies shaped the location decisions of new manufacturing start-ups in Catalan municipalities in 2001-2005. We estimate whether the locations of new firms are spatially autocorrelated and whether this phenomenon is industry-specific. Our aim is to estimate the geographical scope of agglomeration economies on firm entries. The data set comes from a compulsory register of manufacturing establishments (REIC: Catalan Manufacturing Establishments Register). JEL classification: R1, R3 Keywords: firm location; spatial autocorrelation

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Paper provided by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2072/151542.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Keywords: Localització industrial; Economia regional; Catalunya; 332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda;

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  1. Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria & Liviano Solís, Daniel & Manjón Antolín, Miguel C., 2008. "Empirical studies in industrial location: an assessment of their methods and results," Working Papers 2072/9257, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
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