Agglomeration and exports

Banri Ito, Zhaoyuan Xu, Naomitsu Yashiro, 3 December 2013

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Policymakers in both developed and developing countries are beginning to recognise the importance of enlarging the mass of internationalised firms. Exporting allows firms in countries with small domestic markets to exploit economies of scale.

Topics: Industrial organisation, International trade
Tags: industry clusters

Distance frictions and firm border effects in knowledge creation: Evidence from Japanese patent data

Hiroyasu Inoue, Kentaro Nakajima, Yukiko Umeno Saito, 25 October 2013

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Since 2001 the Japanese government has been implementing an industrial cluster policy – a set of measures to promote the formation of industrial clusters – in an attempt to promote innovation through the geographical proximity of businesses and thereby improve the nation’s competitiveness in the global market.

Topics: Industrial organisation
Tags: economic geography, industry clusters

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