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Localización de la industria manufacturera en Colombia 1990-1999
[The manufacturing industry in the Colombian Caribbean 1990-1999 (in Spanish)]


  • Toro González, Daniel


This article analyzes factors which, in light of the classical industrial location theory, account for the location of manufacturing industries in Colombia. The document shows how it is that agglomeration economies represent the paramount determiner which explains the localition choices of firms. The study was based upon data stemming from the Yearly Manufacture Survey through the use of 4-digit Standard International Industrial Classification disaggregation for Colombia’s 8 top metropolitan areas over the 1990-1999 term. The pattern, estimated by means of data panels, shows the effect exerted by variables such as work-related costs, land prices, taxpaying, income and agglomeration economies upon the location choices of manufacturing industries.

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  • Toro González, Daniel, 2004. "Localización de la industria manufacturera en Colombia 1990-1999
    [The manufacturing industry in the Colombian Caribbean 1990-1999 (in Spanish)]
    ," MPRA Paper 1774, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jul 2004.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:1774

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    1. Luis Armando Galvis Aponte, 1999. "Recomposición del empleo industrial en Colombia, 1974-1996," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO SOBRE ECONOMÍA REGIONAL Y URBANA 003419, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL.
    2. Cristina Fernández M., 1998. "Agglomeration and Trade: The Case of Colombia," Ensayos sobre Política Económica, Banco de la Republica de Colombia, vol. 17(33), pages 85-123, Junio.
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    industrial location; manufacturing industries ; agglomeration economies ; Colombia;

    JEL classification:

    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General


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