(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Spatial localization in manufacturing : a cross-country analysis

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VITALI S. (1) ; NAPOLETANO M. (2) ; FAGIOLO G. (2) ;
(1) Dipartimento di Economia, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, ITALIE
(2) Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, ITALIE


This paper compares, across industries and countries, the predictions of the Ellison and Glaeser index and the Duranton and Overman one. Independently from the index used, it is found that the degree of localization is very unevenly distributed across industries in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, it is shown that in all countries localized sectors are mainly ‘traditional’ sectors or, if one controls for country industrial structures, science-based sectors. Moreover, it is found that the two indexes significantly diverge in predicting the intensity of localization of the same industry both across and within countries. In turn, these differences point to the different role played by pecuniary versus non-pecuniary externalities in driving firms' location decisions


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 47, no9 [pp. 1534-1554]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 16 tabl.



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