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|Title: ||Does Spatial Proximity Matter? Micro-evidence from Italy.|
|Authors: ||Cainelli, Giulio|
|Issue Date: ||22-Feb-2008|
|Abstract: ||The effect of spatial agglomeration (localisation and urbanisation economies)
on employment growth is explored over a balanced panel of 23,374 Italian firms,
using a flexible Bayesian model. Contrary to previous research, the agglomeration
economies measures are calculated using direct measures of physical distances between
pairs of firms, rather than with respect to pre-specified geographical units.
We find that localisation effects are positive but decreasing with distance, while
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