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La concentrazione geografica dell'industria in Italia: 1971-2001

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  • Roberto Basile

    (ISAE - Institute for Studies and Economic Analyses)

  • Marianna Mantuano

    (ISAE - Institute for Studies and Economic Analyses)

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In this work we analyze the spatial distribution of manufacturing industries in Italy using data on the number of employees in the local units localized in the Local labour Systems, as revealed by the decennial censuses from 1971 to 2001. We use the Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis, which integrates synthetic measures of concentration and of spatial dependence with nonparametric techniques for the density estimation. With regards to the total manufacturing activity, the results suggest the existence of a hierarchical model, centered between Piedmont and Lombardy, in 1971, and a more complex polycentric model in 2001. At sectoral level, the findings also highlight a strong heterogeneity in the dynamics of geographic concentration.

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  • Roberto Basile & Marianna Mantuano, 2007. "La concentrazione geografica dell'industria in Italia: 1971-2001," ISAE Working Papers 87, ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY).
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    Concentration; Italy; Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis.;

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    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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