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Title:The regional industry-size distribution: an analysis of all types of industries in Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Brenner, Thomas
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:Papers on economics and evolution 0516
Abstract:This paper studies the frequency of observing a certain number of firms or employees in a region for a given industry. Various predictions for these frequencies are deduced from theoretical considerations. Then, the empirical distributions of 198 industries in Germany are analysed. It is found that different kinds of industries show quite different distributions.
Subjects:industry study
spatial distribution
local industrial clusters
JEL:C12
L60
R12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Papers on Economics and Evolution, MPI für Ökonomik

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