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dc.contributor.authorJunius, Karstenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-30T15:06:17Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-30T15:06:17Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46937-
dc.description.abstractThis paper sets up an economic geography model to show the endogenous forces that determine the degree of industry concentration in the course of economic development. The model includes centrifugal forces, such as home market effects and access to intermediate suppliers, and centripetal forces, such as demand pull of dispersed resources and congestion effects. Economic development increases the size of the industrial sector in terms of employment relative to the size of the agricultural sector. The relative strength of centripetal and centrifugal forces depends on the initial industry distribution, transport costs, and the level of economic development. These parameters lead to an inverted U-curve pattern of industry concentration, which is first increasing and then decreasing with per capita GDP. The model shows why the curve is more pronounced in newly industrializing economies than in industrialized countries, thereby explaining exceptionally high primacy ratios in today's developing countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel Working Papers 770en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Geographyen_US
dc.subject.keywordAgglomerationen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndustrializationen_US
dc.subject.keywordDevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriestandorten_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Konzentrationen_US
dc.subject.stwAgglomerationseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwStandorttheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsstufeen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriestaatenen_US
dc.titleEconomic development and industrial concentration: An inverted U-curveen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn257863974en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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