Agglomeration Economies and the Location of Industries: A Comparison of Three Small European Countries
CORE Discussion Paper No. 2003/67
42 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2007
Date Written: September 2003
We investigate and compare the spatial distribution of manufacturing activity and its determinants in Belgium, Ireland and Portugal using comparable, exhaustive micro-level data sets. We find some similarities between Portugal and Belgium, but little for Ireland. Moreover, there is some evidence that forward and backward linkages as well as dependence on natural avantages can be important determinants of agglomeration.
Keywords: agglomeration, spatial autocorrelation, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal
JEL Classification: R12, C21, R30
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