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Economic growth of agglomerations and geographic concentration of industries - evidence for West Germany

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Geppert, Kurt; Gornig, Martin; Werwatz, Axel

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Abstract During the two decades from 1980 to 2000 there has been no clear overall trend of economic convergence or divergence among West German regions. But a number of already rich regions - generally large agglomerations - have succeeded in further distancing themselves from the rest. At the same time, we identify knowledge-intensive services as industries whose geographical concentration was initially high and continued to increase. Logistic and nonparametric regression estimates show that the higher a region’s share of employment in these service sectors the greater the probability that a region is classified as being rich and getting even richer.
Classification Economic Sectors; Area Development Planning, Regional Research
Free Keywords industry-specific local linkages; knowledge-intensive industries; logistical regressions; non-parametric regressions; regional convergence
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 413-421
Journal Regional Studies, 42 (2008) 3
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)