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Enterprise Agglomeration, Output Prices, and Physical Productivity: Firm-Level Evidence from Ethiopia

  • Siba, Eyerusalem
  • Soderbom, Mans
  • Bigsten, Arne
  • Gebreeyesus, Mulu

We use census panel data on Ethiopian manufacturing firms to analyze the connections between enterprise agglomeration, firm-level output prices and physical productivity. We find a negative and statistically significant relationship between the agglomerat

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2012/85.

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Date of creation: 2012
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