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A Stochastic Theory of Geographic Concentration and the Empirical Evidence in Germany

Thomas Brenner ()

Papers on Economics and Evolution from Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography

Abstract: A stochastic model of the evolution of the firm population in a region and industry is developed. This model is used to make predictions about the expected probability distribution of the firm number in regions and their dynamics. Data on the spatial distribution of firms in Germany is used to check the predictions and estimate the parameters of the model. This is done for 196 industries separately.

Keywords: geographic concentration; industry dynamics; local clusters; empirical methodology. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C12 L60 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2006-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo and nep-ure
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