Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73427
Authors: 
Koh, Hyun-Ju
Riedel, Nadine
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
BGPE Discussion Paper 80
Abstract: 
This paper assesses the agglomeration pattern of four-digit industries in Germany using a rich data set on the population of German firms. To identify geographical agglomeration, we follow the distance based approach of Duranton and Overman (2005) and find that the location pattern of 78% of our industries departs from ran- domness in the sense that firms exhibit significant geographical localization. In line with previous studies on manufacturing firms in the UK and France, our analysis suggests that especially traditional manufacturing industries exhibit strong localiza- tion patterns. Moreover, we find that geographical localization is not restricted to the manufacturing sector but that it plays an equally, or even more important role in service industries.
Subjects: 
Geographic concentration
agglomeration
JEL: 
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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