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Industry mobility and geographic concentration in the European union

  • Barrios, Salvador
  • Strobl, Eric

We study the pattern of geographic concentration of industries in EU countries and regions between 1972 and 1995. We find that changes in concentration levels were mainly due to industry mobility rather than historical accidents and past levels of concentration as often argued by the New Economic Geography literature.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 82 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 71-75

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:82:y:2004:i:1:p:71-75
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