Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/32007
Authors: 
Hafner, Kurt A.
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
CeGE Discussion Paper 72
Abstract: 
The paper quantifies the impact of agglomeration economies on the clustering of German firms. Therefore, I use the 2006 Innobarometer survey, which focuses on cluster characteristics and activities of German firms, to empirically identify agglomeration economies derived from the New Economic Geography and Marshall externalities. At the industry specific level, I find that within-industry spillovers are important for German low-tech firms but not for high-tech firms or knowledge intensive firms. At the department level, Marshall externalities such as hiring skilled labor and technological spillover effects are empirically confirmed for some departments like Human Resources or R&D but rarely for others like Production.
Subjects: 
Agglomeration Economies
New Economic Geography
Externalities
Cluster Analysis
Logistic Regression
JEL: 
C20
D21
F12
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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