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Measures of the Geographic Concentration of Industries: Improving Distance-Based Methods

  • Eric Marcon

    (ECOFOG - Ecologie des forêts de Guyane - CIRAD : UMR93 - CNRS : UMR2728 - INRA : UMR0745 - Université des Antilles et de Guyane - AgroParisTech)

  • Florence Puech

    (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - CNRS : UMR5593 - Université Lumière - Lyon II - Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat)

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    This study introduces two new measures of spatial concentration. The proposed M functions constitute an extension to Ripley's functions (Ripley, 1976, 1977). They allow the evaluation of the relative geographic concentration and co-location of industries in a non-homogeneous spatial framework. Some rigorous comparisons with similar recently developed tools prove the relevance of the M functions in the field of spatial economics.

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