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dc.contributor.authorBurker, Mathiasen_US
dc.contributor.authorMinerva, G. Alfredoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-12T13:33:27Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-12T13:33:27Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58363-
dc.description.abstractWe characterize how the size distribution of plants, within narrowly defined industries, changed in Italy over a ten-year time span, and relate this to the stock of civic capital at the provincial level. Data on plant size come from the 1991 and 2001 Italian censuses. Civic capital turns out to have a positive effect on both the average and standard deviation of size. Looking at several precise points of the plant size distribution, we find that it shifts toward the right and becomes more dispersed where civic capital is high. The potential endogeneity of current civic capital is addressed by instrumenting it with historical variables. Our main conclusion is that the geographic variation in the stock of civic capital poses substantial constraints on plants' ability to expand. Understanding this is the key for the implementation of effective industrial policies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDep. of Economics, Univ. of California Davis, Calif.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Papers, University of California, Department of Economics 12,3en_US
dc.subject.jelA13en_US
dc.subject.jelD23en_US
dc.subject.jelL20en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCivic capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordCooperationen_US
dc.subject.keywordOpportunismen_US
dc.subject.keywordPlant size distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordTrusten_US
dc.titleCivic capital and the size distribution of plants: Short-run dynamics and long-run equilibriumen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn717283291en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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