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Comparative advantage and economic geography : estimating the determinants of industrial location in the EU

Midelfart-Knarvik, Karen Helene, Overman, Henry G. and Venables, Anthony (2001) Comparative advantage and economic geography : estimating the determinants of industrial location in the EU. CEPR discussion paper 2618. Centre for Economic Policy Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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We develop and econometrically estimate a model of the location of industries across countries. The model combines factor endowments and geographical considerations, and shows how industry and country characteristics interact to determine the location of production. We estimate the model on sectoral data for EU countries over the period 1980-97, and find that endowments of skilled and scientific labour are important determinants of industrial structure, as also are forward and backward linkages to industry.

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Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Identification Number: CEPR discussion paper 2618
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2006

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