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Locations and Relocations:Modelling, Determinants, and Interrelations

  • Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria
  • Manjón Antolín, Miguel C.

Empirical studies on industrial location do not typically distinguish between new and relocated establishments. This paper addresses this shortcoming using data on the frequency of these events in municipalities of the same economic-administrative region. This enables us to test not only for differences in their determinants but also for interrelations between start-ups and relocations. Estimates from count regression models for cross-section and panel data show that, although partial effects differ, common patterns arise in “institutional†and “neoclassical†explanatory factors. Also, start-ups and relocations are positive but asymmetrically related. JEL classification: C25, R30, R10. Keywords: cities, count data models, industrial location

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Paper provided by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2072/5316.

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