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Regional Agglomeration in Portugal: A Linear Analysis

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  • Vitor Joao Pereira Domingues Martinho

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This work aims to study the Portuguese regional agglomeration process, using the linear form the New Economic Geography models that emphasize the importance of spatial factors (distance, costs of transport and communication) in explaining of the concentration of economic activity in certain locations. In a theoretical context, it is intended to explain the complementarily of clustering models, associated with the New Economic Geography, and polarization associated with the Keynesian tradition, describing the mechanisms by which these processes are based. As a summary conclusion, we can say which the agglomeration process shows some signs of concentration in Lisboa e Vale do Tejo (which is evidence of regional divergence in Portugal) and the productivity factor significantly improves the results that explain the regional clustering in Portugal (despite being ignored in the models of New Economic Geography).

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  • Vitor Joao Pereira Domingues Martinho, 2011. "Regional Agglomeration in Portugal: A Linear Analysis," Papers 1110.5559, arXiv.org.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1110.5559
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    1. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "What said the economic theory about Portugal," MPRA Paper 33021, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "What said the new economic geography about Portugal? An alternative approach," MPRA Paper 32795, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "A linear model of the new economic geography for Portugal," MPRA Paper 33506, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "A non linear model of the new economic geography for Portugal," MPRA Paper 33507, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "Application of convergence theories and new economic geography in Portugal. An alternative analysis," MPRA Paper 32986, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "Application of Keynesian theory and new economic geography in Portugal. An alternative analysis," MPRA Paper 32999, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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