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Does the location of manufacturing determine service sectors’ location choices? Evidence from Portugal

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  • Nuno CRESPO
  • Maria Paula FONTOURA

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Considering the case of Portugal over the period 1995-2000, this paper analyses whether the location of market services is explained by the geographical proximity of the industrial sectors that use these services as intermediate inputs. A rather detailed level of regional disaggregation is used, namely the county level (275 counties). This influence is confirmed by the results of some location indices and by the regressions made for each sector. An alternative spatial unit is also used, consisting of the county itself combined with those with which it shares boundaries, showing the relevance of the level of regional disaggregation for the results obtained.

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  • Nuno CRESPO & Maria Paula FONTOURA, 2010. "Does the location of manufacturing determine service sectors’ location choices? Evidence from Portugal," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 10(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:10:y2010:i:10_6
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    Keywords

    services; manufacturing industry; location of economic activity; Portugal.;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General

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