Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/119634
Authors: 
Surico, Paolo
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 29.2002
Abstract: 
Economic activities are highly clustered. Why is geographic con-centrationbecoming a predominant feature of modern economies? Onthe basis of the empirical models developed by the 'new' theories ofinternational trade, our answer is that increasing returns are the driv-ingforce of economic geography in the US as well as in Europe. Inso doing, we review econometric methods proposed in the literature toseparate and to test alternative theoretical paradigms.
Subjects: 
Increasing returns
market access
demand and cost linkages
large-scale agglomeration
JEL: 
C52
F11
F12
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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