Agglomeration-Effects in Europe

UPF Economics & Business Working Paper No. 499

22 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2000

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Antonio Ciccone

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Date Written: August 1999

Abstract

The paper estimates agglomeration-effects for France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. Estimation takes into account endogeneity of the spatial distribution of employment and spatial fixed-effects. Empirical results suggest that agglomeration-effects in these European countries are only slightly smaller than agglomeration-effects in the US: the estimated elasticity of average-labor-productivity with respect to employment-density is 4.5 percent compared to 5 percent in the US.

Keywords: agglomeration, productivity

JEL Classification: R10

Suggested Citation

Ciccone, Antonio, Agglomeration-Effects in Europe (August 1999). UPF Economics & Business Working Paper No. 499. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=243775 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.243775

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