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Viewpoint: Agglomeration research in the age of disaggregation

William Strange

Canadian Journal of Economics, 2009, vol. 42, issue 1, 1-27

Abstract: This paper selectively reviews recent research on the economics of agglomeration. Theory offers a long list of forces that might explain the spatial concentration of economic activity. The increased availability of disaggregated data - by firm, by worker, and by geographical unit - presents opportunities to substantially advance the understanding of urban growth and industrial clustering. At present, however, there remains great uncertainty about the forces that produce agglomeration. This suggests that public policy towards cities ought to be characterized by caution.

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Date: 2009
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