Heterogeneous Agglomeration

Faggio, G., Silva, O. and Strange, W.C. (2017) Heterogeneous Agglomeration. Review of Economics and Statistics, 99 (1). pp. 80-94. ISSN 0034-6535

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1162/REST_a_00604

Abstract

Many prior treatments of agglomeration explicitly or implicitly assume that all industries agglomerate for the same reasons. This paper uses UK establishment-level coagglomeration data to document substantial heterogeneity across industries in the microfoundations of agglomeration economies. It finds robust evidence of organizational and adaptive agglomeration forces as discussed by Chinitz (1961), Vernon (1960), and Jacobs (1969). These forces interact with the traditional Marshallian (1890) factors of input sharing, labor pooling, and knowledge spillovers, establishing a previously unrecognized complementarity between the approaches of Marshall and Jacobs, as well as others, to the analysis of agglomeration.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 10:09
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 23:02
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/16687

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