Replication data for: Firm Sorting and Agglomeration
- Gaubert, Cecile
AbstractTo account for the uneven distribution of economic activity in space, I propose a theory of the location choices of heterogeneous firms in a variety of sectors across cities. In equilibrium, the distribution of city sizes and the sorting patterns of firms are uniquely determined and affect aggregate TFP and welfare. I estimate the model using French firm-level data and find that nearly half of the productivity advantage of large cities is due to firm sorting, the rest coming from agglomeration economies. I quantify the general equilibrium effects of place-based policies: policies that subsidize smaller cities have negative aggregate effects.
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.20150361 (Text)
Gaubert, Cecile. “Firm Sorting and Agglomeration.” American Economic Review 108, no. 11 (November 2018): 3117–53. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20150361.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.20150361 (DOI)
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