Agglomeration and Clusters: Tools and Insights from Coagglomeration Patterns

47 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2016

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Kristian Behrens

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics

Date Written: November / Novembre 2016

Abstract

English Abstract: Geographic clusters have received first‐order policy attention despite our limited academic knowledge about them. I explain how coagglomeration patterns of industries can inform the analysis of clusters by allowing us to better delineate them; to explore the causal mechanisms underlying them; and to more finely assess their impact on various economic outcomes.

French Abstract: Agglomération et grappes : outils et idées émergeant des patterns de co‐agglomération. Les grappes géographiques ont reçu l'attention des spécialistes de politiques à un premier niveau, malgré la connaissance académique limitée qu'on en a. L'auteur explique comment les patterns de co‐agglomération des industries peuvent informer l'analyse des grappes en nous permettant de mieux en tracer les contours, d'explorer les mécanismes causatifs qui les sous‐tendent, et d'apprécier plus finement leur impact sur divers résultats économiques.

Suggested Citation

Behrens, Kristian, Agglomeration and Clusters: Tools and Insights from Coagglomeration Patterns (November / Novembre 2016). Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, Vol. 49, Issue 4, pp. 1293-1339, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2889549 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/caje.12235

Kristian Behrens (Contact Author)

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics ( email )

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Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8
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