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Agglomeration Economies within IT-Producing and IT-Consuming
Industries in U.S. Regions


Simon Condliffe


University of Delaware

William R. Latham III


University of Delaware - Department of Economics

Christian Le Bas


University of Lyon 2

Frédéric Miribel


affiliation not provided to SSRN

July 17, 2008


Abstract:     
We extend the agglomeration economies literature (1) by comparing the effects on productivity of geographic concentrations in IT activity and all other activity and (2) by distinguishing between the effects of IT-producing and IT-using sectors on productivity. Four measures of agglomeration for U.S. states and counties are tested in a total labor productivity model which includes each region's capital-output ratio and the quality of the labor supply. The cross section estimates yield mixed results. We find evidence of an effect of concentration of IT on productivity for states level and find stronger effects at the county level from IT-producing concentrations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: Agglomeration, Information Technology, Productivity

JEL Classification: R11, O33, D24, D62

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Date posted: July 21, 2008  

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Condliffe, Simon and Latham, William R. and Le Bas, Christian and Miribel, Frédéric, Agglomeration Economies within IT-Producing and IT-Consuming Industries in U.S. Regions (July 17, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1162373 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1162373

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Simon Condliffe
University of Delaware ( email )
Newark, DE 19716
United States
William R. Latham III (Contact Author)
University of Delaware - Department of Economics ( email )
Newark, DE 19716
United States
302-731-1464 (Phone)
302-831-6968 (Fax)
Christian Le Bas
University of Lyon 2 ( email )
93 Chemin des Mouilles
69676 Bron Cedex
France
Frédéric Miribel
affiliation not provided to SSRN
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