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Industrial location at a local level: some comments about the territorial level of the analysis

  • Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria

This paper contributes to the existing literature on industrial location by discussing some issues regarding the territorial levels that have been used in location analysis. We analyse which could be the advantages and disadvantages of performing locational analysis at a different local levels. We use data for new manufacturing firms located at municipality, county and travel to work areas level. We show that location determinants vary according to the territorial level used in the analysis, so we conclude that the level at which we perform the investigation should be carefully selected. Keywords: industrial location, cities, agglomeration economies, count data models.

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Paper provided by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2072/4178.

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Date of creation: 2007
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