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The importance of increasing returns to scale in the process of agglomeration in Portugal: A non linear empirical analysis

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With this work we try to analyse the agglomeration process in the Portuguese regions, using the New Economic Geography models. In these models the base idea is that where has increasing returns to scale in the manufactured industry and low transport costs, there is agglomeration. Of referring, as summary conclusion, that with this work the existence of increasing returns to scale and low transport cost, in the Portuguese regions, was proven and as such the existence of agglomeration in Portugal.

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  • Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "The importance of increasing returns to scale in the process of agglomeration in Portugal: A non linear empirical analysis," MPRA Paper 32204, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "What said the economic theory about Portugal. Another approach," MPRA Paper 33022, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "What said the new economic geography about Portugal? An alternative approach," MPRA Paper 32795, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "A linear model of the new economic geography for Portugal," MPRA Paper 33506, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "The importance of increasing returns to scale in the process of agglomeration in Portugal: A non linear empirical analysis," MPRA Paper 32204, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "Application of keynesian theory and new economic geography in Portugal. Differences and similarities," MPRA Paper 32911, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "A non linear model of the new economic geography for Portugal," MPRA Paper 33507, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues, 2011. "Application of convergence theories and new economic geography in Portugal. Differences and similarities," MPRA Paper 32920, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    new economic geography; non linear models; Portuguese regions;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise

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