Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148588
Authors: 
Krenz, Astrid
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers, Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research 298
Abstract: 
This paper uses a comprehensive, official firm-level dataset for German manufacturing firms to investigate the location decision of new firm activity in the German regional economy, differentiated by firm structure. The rich regional dimension of this dataset is investigated for the first time in regard to the location choices of firms. Results reveal that agglomeration economies play a significant role for small firms, but not for medium-sized and large firms. Whereas the market potential exerts a significant positive impact for all firms, labor costs do not exert a significant impact on large firms' location decisions.
Subjects: 
Firm location
Regional economy
Agglomeration economies
JEL: 
R11
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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