The Evolution of French Economic Geography

Gilles Duranton, Philippe Martin, Thierry Mayer and Florian Mayneris

in The Economics of Clusters

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199592203
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595615 | DOI:

Series: Studies of Policy Reform

The Evolution of French Economic Geography

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This chapter describes some stylized facts on economic geography and its evolution in France over the past twenty years. The analysis of the Gini and Ellison and Glaeser indices shows that sectors are highly heterogeneous. Some sectors tend to concentrate and others tend to disperse. Moreover, geographical concentration or dispersion can be associated with very different patterns in terms of performance.

Keywords: economic geography; concentration; dispersion

Chapter.  1840 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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