Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111871
Authors: 
Scholl, Tobias
Brenner, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers on Innovation and Space 02.11
Abstract: 
We present a new statistical method that describes the localization patterns of industries in a continuous space. The proposed method does not divide space into subunits whereby it is not affected by the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP). Our method fulfils all five criteria for a spatial statistical test of localization proposed by Duranton and Overman (2005) and improves them with respect to the significance of its results. Additionally, our test allows inference to the localization of highly clustered firms. Furthermore, the algorithm is efficient in its computation, which eases the usage in research.
Subjects: 
Spatial concenctration
localization
clusters
MAUP
distance-based measures
JEL: 
C40
C60
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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