Location of U.S. Manufacturing, 1987-2014: A New Dataset

4 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2019

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Xi Xiong

New York University (NYU), Department of Economics

Ivan P. L. Png

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Date Written: June 10, 2019

Abstract

A major challenge in research on agglomeration of economic activity is acquiring information on the location of production and service facilities. Here, we present a new way of locating U.S. manufacturing based on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The TRI lists all industrial facilities with name, zipcode and county since 1987. We match the TRI data to publicly listed companies in the financial database, Compustat. This dataset enables researchers to locate U.S. industrial facilities.

Keywords: manufacturing, locations

JEL Classification: L6

Suggested Citation

Xiong, Xi and Png, Ivan P. L., Location of U.S. Manufacturing, 1987-2014: A New Dataset (June 10, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3401582 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3401582

Xi Xiong

New York University (NYU), Department of Economics ( email )

New York, NY
United States

Ivan P. L. Png (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) ( email )

Singapore, 117543
Singapore
+65 6516-6807 (Phone)

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