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Agglomeration economies and the location of industries: a comparison of three small European countries

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Bertinelli, Luisito; Strobl, Eric; Barrios, Salvador; Teixeira, Antonio-Carlos

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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, R&D activity, and labour market pooling of skilled labor can be important determinants of agglomeration, although this crucially depends on the country examined.
Classification Economic and Social Geography; Area Development Planning, Regional Research; Economics
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 721-738
Journal Regional Studies, 43 (2009) 5
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400801922822
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)