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Coagglomeration and Spillovers

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  • Salvador Barrios

    (European Commission, Directorate General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies)

  • Luisito Bertinelli

    (CREA, University of Luxembourg)

  • Eric Strobl

    (Ecole Polytechnique Paris and SALISES)

Abstract

We study the coagglomeration of domestic plants and foreign multinationals and the impact of this on domestic plant productivity and employment using data for Irish manufacturing. Relying on a recently developed index we find that coagglomeration has been important for a number of industries. Our econometric analysis reveals that local foreign presence has indeed resulted in productivity spillovers to domestic plants, although only in those industries where there has been coagglomeration. Further evidence suggests that these spillovers have also resulted in more jobs.

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  • Salvador Barrios & Luisito Bertinelli & Eric Strobl, 2006. "Coagglomeration and Spillovers," Working Papers 06-02, Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales.
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    Keywords

    Coagglomeration; FDI; spillovers; Ireland;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General

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