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Geographical agglomeration: Ellison and Glaeser's index applied to the case of Belgian manufacturing industry

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  • Luisito Bertinelli
  • Jehan Decrop

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Bertinelli L. and Decrop J. (2005) Geographical agglomeration: Ellison and Glaeser's index applied to the case of Belgian manufacturing industry, Regional Studies 39 , 567-583. The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive discussion of the use of the Ellison and Glaeser index and subsequently to carry out a descriptive analysis of the geographical concentration of the manufacturing sector in Belgium. To assess the degree of concentration, individual plant data on wage and salary earners are used, with a relatively fine geographical breakdown (districts and townships). It is shown that more than 30% of the industries are excessively agglomerated.

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  • Luisito Bertinelli & Jehan Decrop, 2005. "Geographical agglomeration: Ellison and Glaeser's index applied to the case of Belgian manufacturing industry," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(5), pages 567-583.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:39:y:2005:i:5:p:567-583
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400500151806
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    Keywords

    Agglomeration; Ellison and Glaeser index; Spatial autocorrelation; Belgium; Agglomeration; Indice Ellison-Glaeser; Autocorrelation geographique; Belgique; Ballung; Ellison und Glaeserscher Index; Raumliche Autokorrelation; Belgien; Aglomeracion; Indice de Glaeser y Ellison; Autocorrelacion espacial; Belgica; JEL classifications: R12; R30;

    JEL classification:

    • 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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