Agglomeration economies in urban manufacturing industries: A case of Japanese cities

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The effects of urban agglomeration economies on productivities in two-digit manufacturing industries is estimated using the cross section data of Japanese cities in 1979. Urbanization and localization economies, which are major forms of urban agglomeration economies, are explicitly separated. The estimates of these economies vary considerably among industries. Light industries receive more productive advantages from urbanization economies than from localization economies, but heavy industries experience these economies more from localization economies than from urbanization economies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-124
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Urban Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Urban Studies


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