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The spread of industry: spatial agglomeration in economic development

Puga, Diego and Venables, Anthony J. (1996) The spread of industry: spatial agglomeration in economic development. CEPDP (279). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper describes the spread of industry from country to country as a region grows. All industrial sectors are initially agglomerated in one country, tied together by input-output links between firms. Growth expands industry more than other sectors, bidding up wages in the country in which industry is clustered. At some point some firms start to move away, and when a critical mass is reached industry expands in another country, raising wages there. We establish the circumstance sin which industry spill over, which sectors move out first, and which are more important in triggering a critical mass.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1996 Diego Puga
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008 14:23
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 01:39

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