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What Causes Agglomeration? – Policy or Infrastructure – A Study of Indian Manufacturing Industry

  • Vinish Kathuria

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    This paper investigates whether industrial dispersal policy is more potent or the natural and agglomeration cost advantages are important in influencing locational choice of a firm. To carry out the analysis, an agglomeration measure given by Ellison and Glaeser is computed for 66 manufacturing industries in 21 major States of India for the year 1997-98. URL:[http://www.fgks.in/IndexServer/tifac/article/145.pdf].

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