Is there a limit to agglomeration? Evidence from productivity of Dutch firms
Rizov, Marian and Oskam, Arie and Walsh, Paul (2012) Is there a limit to agglomeration? Evidence from productivity of Dutch firms. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 42 (4). pp. 595-606. ISSN 0166-0462
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We compute aggregate productivity of three categories of regions, classified by level of urbanization and density of economic activity in the Netherlands, from firm-specific total factor productivity (TFP) measures. TFP measures are estimated by a semi-parametric algorithm, within 2-digit industries, covering agriculture, manufacturing, construction, trade and services, using AMADEUS data over the period 1997-2006. We analyse the productivity differentials across urbanization categories by decomposing them into industry productivity effect and industry composition effect. Our analysis indicates that there is non-linear net effect of agglomeration on productivity growth but in levels agglomeration is associated with higher productivity.
|Research Areas:||A. > Business School > Economics|
|Deposited On:||18 Apr 2012 09:05|
|Last Modified:||23 Sep 2015 13:17|
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