The geographic distribution of production activity in Britain

Devereux, Michael, Griffith, Rachel and Simpson, Helen (2004) The geographic distribution of production activity in Britain. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 34 (5). pp. 533-564.


We investigate the geographic concentration and agglomeration of production activity in the UK at the four-digit industry level using a variety of measures. We relate these to comparable patterns in the US and France and find several similarities. We find that conditioning on industrial concentration, the most geographically concentrated industries appear to be relatively low-tech. We find evidence that plant survival rates are higher and both entry and exit rates are lower in more agglomerated industries, but that in some of the most agglomerated industries entry acts to re-enforce agglomeration.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Geographic concentration; Agglomeration
Subject(s): Taxation
Centre: Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2011 11:37
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06

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