Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81041
Authors: 
Howard, Emma
Newman, Carol
Tarp, Finn
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2012/84
Abstract: 
Understanding industry agglomeration and its driving forces is critical for the formulation of industrial policy in developing countries. Crucial to this process is the definition and measurement of agglomeration. We propose a new measure and examine what it reveals about the importance of transport costs, labour market pooling, and technology transfer for agglomeration processes. We contrast this analysis with insights from existing measures in the literature and find very different underlying stories at work. An exceptionally rich set of data from Vietnam makes us confident that our measure is superior at least in developing country contexts.
Subjects: 
industry agglomeration
technology spillovers
labour market pooling
Vietnam
JEL: 
L14
L60
O14
O33
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-548-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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