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dc.contributor.authorCabral, Luis-
dc.contributor.authorWang, Zhu-
dc.contributor.authorXu, Daniel Yi-
dc.description.abstractTaking the early U.S. automobile industry as an example, we evaluate four competing hypotheses on regional industry agglomeration: intra-industry local externalities, inter-industry local externalities, employee spinouts, and location fixed-effects. Our findings suggest that inter-industry spillovers, particularly the development of the carriage and wagon industry, play an important role. Spinouts play a secondary role and only contribute to agglomeration at later stages of industry evolution. The presence of other firms in the same industry has a negligible (or maybe even negative) effect on agglomeration. Finally, location fixed-effects account for some agglomeration, though to a lesser extent than inter-industry spillovers and spinouts.en
dc.rightsCopyright Cabral, Wang, and Xu, April 2013.en
dc.subjectlocal externalities; employee spinouts; industry agglomerationen
dc.titleCompetitors, Complementors, Parents and Place: Explaining Regional Agglomeration in the U.S. Auto Industryen
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