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Agglomeration and Productivity – evidence from firm-level data
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Economics. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5871-8571
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Abstract [en]

Do agglomerations stimulate productivity? An extensive literature on agglomeration economies, or urban increasing returns, has analyzed this question with aggregated spatial data. This paper estimates the relationship between agglomeration and productivity at the firm level using static and dynamic models. It makes use of a rich dataset comprising register information on all manufacturing firms in Sweden with 10 or more employees over the period 1997 - 2004. Three things emerge. First, firms located in larger regions are more productive when controlling for size, human capital, physical capital, ownership structure, import and export, industry classification and time trend. Second, results from dynamic panel estimations suggest a learning effect in that agglomeration enhances firms’ productivity. Third, the role of agglomeration phenomena does not seem to have a clear coupling to firm size.

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CECIS, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stochkolm , 2009. , 29 p.
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CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, 170
Keyword [en]
productivity, agglomeration economies, spatial externalities, external scale economies, urban increasing returns, spatial selection, spatial sorting
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-70049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-70049DiVA: diva2:485778
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QC 20120131Available from: 2012-01-31 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2012-01-31Bibliographically approved

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