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Agglomeration Economies and the Location of Industries: A comparison of Three small European Countries

Barrios, Salvador and Bertinelli, Luisito and Eric, Strobl and Antonio Carlos, Teixeira (2003): Agglomeration Economies and the Location of Industries: A comparison of Three small European Countries. Published in: Core Discussion Paper , Vol. 67, (2003)

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Abstract

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 advantages can be important determinants of agglomeration.

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