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Pitfalls of location choice analysis : the finished goods producer versus the intermediate goods producer


  • Hayakawa, Kazunobu
  • Matsuura, Toshiyuki


In literature related to firm location choice, estimation equations are derived from the model of finished goods producers, but producer types are generally not considered. Research presented in this paper shows that the use of equations derived from such models against intermediate goods producers results in several problems.

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  • Hayakawa, Kazunobu & Matsuura, Toshiyuki, 2008. "Pitfalls of location choice analysis : the finished goods producer versus the intermediate goods producer," IDE Discussion Papers 178, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  • Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper178

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    1. Tsuneishi, Takao, 2005. "The Regional Development Policy of Thailand and Its Economic Cooperation with Neighboring Countries," IDE Discussion Papers 32, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    Industrial management; Manufacturing industries; Economic geography; Econometric model; Demand lilnkages; Cost Linkages; Location Choice; 企業経営 ; 工業; 地理; 経済モデル; 立地選択; 需要連関; 費用連関;

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    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • H32 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Firm
    • R34 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Input Demand Analysis

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