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Exploring the Detailed Location Patterns of UK Manufacturing Industries using Microgeographic Data

  • Gilles Duranton
  • Henry G Overman

Using a point-patternmethodology, we explore a range of issues regarding the detailed location patterns of UKmanufacturing industries. In particular, we focus on the location of entrants and exiters vs. continuing establishments, domestic- vs. foreign-owned, large vs. small, and affiliated vs. independent. We also examine co-localisation between vertically-linked industries. Our analysis provides a set of new stylised facts and confirmation for others.

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Paper provided by University of Toronto, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number tecipa-248.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 24 Jul 2006
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Handle: RePEc:tor:tecipa:tecipa-248
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