Making sense of the manufacturing belt : determinants of U.S. industrial location, 1880–1920
Klein, Alexander and Crafts, N. F. R.. (2012) Making sense of the manufacturing belt : determinants of U.S. industrial location, 1880–1920. Journal of Economic Geography, Vol.12 (No.4). pp. 775-807. ISSN 1468-2702Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbr023
This article investigates industrial location in the USA around the turn of the 20th century using a model which subsumes both market-potential and factor-endowment arguments. The results show that market potential was central to the existence of the manufacturing belt, that it mattered more than factor endowments, and that its impact came through interactions both with scale economies and with linkage effects. Market potential was generally much higher for states in the manufacturing belt. Natural advantage played a role in industrial location decisions in the late 19th century but its importance then faded away.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Economic Geography|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Official Date:||July 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 775-807|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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