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Start-ups and firm in-migration: evidence from the Swedish wholesale industry

  • Sven-Olov Daunfeldt


  • Niklas Elert
  • Niklas Rudholm

We use a data set covering 13,471 Swedish limited liability firms in the Swedish wholesale industries during 2000–2004 to ascertain the determinants of new start-ups and of in-migration of firms. Access to a large harbor, international airport or large railroad classification yard in the municipality nearly triples the number of start-ups and increases the expected number of in-migrating firms with 53 %. The presence of a university, many educated workers and low local taxes are also associated with more start-ups and firm in-migration. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Annals of Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 51 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 479-494

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