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Agglomeration externalities, market structure and employment growth in high-tech industries: Revisiting the evidence

Andrzej Cieślik
  • Department of Macroeconomics and International Trade Theory, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw Poland
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Published Online: 2015-10-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mgrsd-2015-0007


In this paper we revisit the existing empirical evidence on the effects of various agglomeration externalities and the market structure on employment growth in the high-tech industries of the European Economic Area (EEA). Our study is based on the dynamic panel dataset of two-digit NACE rev 1.1. industries in 285 regions of the European Economic Area for the period 1995-2007. We find that employment growth is negatively related to competition, while localization and urbanization externalities do not seem to affect growth.

Keywords: Agglomeration externalities; Employment growth; High-tech industries; Market structure


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Received: 2014-11-17

Accepted: 2015-06-02

Published Online: 2015-10-26

Published in Print: 2015-09-01

Citation Information: Miscellanea Geographica, Volume 19, Issue 3, Pages 76–81, ISSN (Online) 2084-6118, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mgrsd-2015-0007.

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