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Sectoral Productivity, Density and Agglomeration in the Wider Europe

  • Neil Foster
  • Robert Stehrer

Abstract We then test this model using panel data for five sectors on regional-level data for 27 EU Member States. Our results for the aggregate economy confirm previous estimates. For our full sample of countries the sectoral-level results also indicate significant agglomeration effects. Considering differences in the extent of agglomeration effects between new and old EU Member States, however, leads to the conclusion that agglomeration effects tend to be stronger at both the aggregate and the sectoral level for new Member States. Productivité sectorielle, densité et agglomération dans l'Europe élargie RÉSUMÉ Nous testons ensuite ce modèle en utilisant des données de panel pour cinq secteurs à l'échelon régional dans 27 états membres de l'UE. Les résultats que nous obtenons pour l'économie dans son ensemble confirment les estimations précédent. Pour notre échantillon complet de pays, les résultats au niveau sectoriel font état d'importants effets d'agglomération. Si, toutefois, l'on tient compte des différences quant à l'étendue des effets d'agglomération entre nouveaux et anciens états membres de l'UE, on en conclut que les effets d'agglomération ont tendance à être plus prononcés à l'échelon global et à l'échelon sectoriel chez les nouveaux états membres. Productividad sectoral, densidad y aglomeración en la Europa más amplia RÉSUMÉN A continuación, ensayamos este modelo utilizando datos de panel para cinco sectores aplicables a datos de nivel regional sobre 27 estados miembros de la UE. Nuestros resultados en relación con la economía agregada confirman las estimaciones anterior. Con respecto a nuestra muestra completa de países, los resultados de nivel sectoral también indican efectos significativos de la aglomeración. No obstante, la consideración de diferencias en la extensión de los efectos de la aglomeración entre nuevos y antiguos estados miembros de la UE, lleva a la conclusión de que los efectos de la aglomeración tienden a ser más pronunciados en los nuevos estados miembros, tanto a nivel agregado como sectoral.

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Volume (Year): 4 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 427-446

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