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The Identification of Agglomeration Economies

  • Pierre-Philippe COMBES

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  • Gilles DURANTON

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  • Laurent GOBILLON

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Measures of urban productivity are typically positivelyassociated with city population. But is this relationship causal? Wediscuss the main sources of bias in the proper identification of agglomerationeffects. We also assess a variety of solutions that have beenproposed in the literature to deal with them.

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