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Spatial Ñoncentration and Firm Performance in Russia

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  • Davidson Natalia

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  • Kislyak Nadezhda

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  • Vorobyev Pavel

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We investigate agglomeration economies that affect performance of firms producing tradable goods in Russian cities; performance is measured by the growth rate of enterprise revenue during 2001-2004. We find significant inverted U-shaped localization economies and positive economies from diversity of industries in a city. Differences between 5 specially defined classes of industries and new and old generations of enterprises are analyzed. We find that localization economies in Russia are not fully utilized as about 40% of enterprises concentrate at zero localization level.

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  • Davidson Natalia & Kislyak Nadezhda & Vorobyev Pavel, 2010. "Spatial Ñoncentration and Firm Performance in Russia," EERC Working Paper Series 10/05e, EERC Research Network, Russia and CIS.
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    1. Ekaterina Aleksandrova & Kristian Behrens & Maria Kuznetsova, 2020. "Manufacturing (co)agglomeration in a transition country: Evidence from Russia," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 60(1), pages 88-128, January.
    2. Evgeniy Kutsenko, 2012. "A Rational Cluster Strategy: Manoeuvring between Market and Government Failures," Foresight and STI Governance (Foresight-Russia till No. 3/2015), National Research University Higher School of Economics, vol. 6(3), pages 6-15.
    3. Kutsenko, E., 2012. "Path Dependence in Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: Bad News for Empiric Research of Agglomeration Effects," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, vol. 14(2), pages 10-26.

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    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • 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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