What explains the location of industry in Britain, 1871-1931
Crafts, Nicholas and Mulatu, Abay (2004) What explains the location of industry in Britain, 1871-1931. Discussion Paper. Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain), London.
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Where transport costs were falling, were the new economic geography forces for industry agglomeration and dispersion at work in the movement of industry in pre-1931 Britain? This Paper examines the issue empirically using a general model that nests the Heckscher-Ohlin factor endowment with new economic geography models. The evidence suggests that while the former mainly drove the location of pre-1931 British industry, the scale economies aspect of the latter also played a role.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Discussion Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Industries -- Great Britain -- History, Transportation -- Industrial capacity -- Great Britain, Industrial clusters -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 19th century, Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945|
|Series Name:||Discussion paper (Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain))|
|Publisher:||Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain)|
|Place of Publication:||London|
|Number of Pages:||36|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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