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(Optimal) Spatial Aggregation in the Determinants of Industrial Location

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  • Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria
  • Manjón Antolín, Miguel C.

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Empirical studies on the determinants of industrial location typically use variables measured at the available administrative level (municipalities, counties, etc.). However, this amounts to assuming that the effects these determinants may have on the location process do not extent beyond the geographical limits of the selected site. We address the validity of this assumption by comparing results from standard count data models with those obtained by calculating the geographical scope of the spatially varying explanatory variables using a wide range of distances and alternative spatial autocorrelation measures. Our results reject the usual practice of using administrative records as covariates without making some kind of spatial correction. Keywords: industrial location, count data models, spatial statistics JEL classification: C25, C52, R11, R30

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Paper provided by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2072/42866.

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Keywords: Localització industrial; Anàlisi espacial (Estadística); Models economètrics; Economia regional; 332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda;

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  1. Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria, 2011. "Location Determinants of New Firms: Does Skill Level of Human Capital Really Matter?," Working Papers, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics 2072/152136, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
  2. Martínez Ibáñez, Óscar & Manjón Antolín, Miguel C. & Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria, 2012. "The Geographical Scope of Industrial Location Determinants: An Alternative Approach," Working Papers, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics 2072/212205, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
  3. Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria & Liviano Solís, Daniel, 2013. "Migration Determinants at a Local Level," Working Papers, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics 2072/220224, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
  4. Liviano Solís, Daniel & Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria, 2011. "Industrial Location and Space: New Insights," Working Papers, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics 2072/152137, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.

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