DP5858 Exploring the Detailed Location Patters of UK Manufacturing Industries using Microgeographic Data

Author(s): Gilles Duranton, Henry G Overman
Publication Date: October 2006
Keyword(s): clusters, k-density, localisation, location patterns, spatial statistics
JEL(s): C19, L70, R12
Programme Areas: International Trade and Regional Economics
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We use a point-pattern methodology to explore the detailed location patterns of UK manufacturing industries. In particular, we consider the location of entrants and exiters vs. continuing establishments, domestic- vs. foreign-owned, large vs. small, and affiliated vs. independent. We also examine co-localisation between vertically-linked industries. Our analysis provides a set of new stylised facts and confirmation for others.