Data and Code for How Close is Close? The Spatial Reach of Agglomeration Economies

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, geographic information system (GIS) data
  • Rosenthal, Stuart S. (Syracuse University)
  • Strange, William C. (University of Toronto)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Agglomeration Economies; Attenuation
  • Abstract

    This paper considers the attenuation of agglomeration economies. Put another way: how close is close? The paper presents evidence of agglomeration effects operating at various levels of spatial aggregation, including the regional, metropolitan, and neighborhood scales. In fact, agglomeration effects also seem to operate below the neighborhood level, including within buildings and organizations. These effects attenuate, with nearby activity exerting the strongest effects. The attenuation of agglomeration economies has implications for urban spatial structure, the microfoundations of agglomeration economies, and commercial real estate. It also affects the ability of governments and businesses to internalize agglomeration economies.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2019-05-01 / 2019-09-01
    Time Period: Wed May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2019--Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2019 (Summer 2019)
  • 2019-05-01 / 2019-09-01
    Collection Date(s): Wed May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2019--Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2019 (Summer 2019)
Geographic Coverage
  • Northeast of the United States; Neighborhoods up to region level
Sampled Universe
Establishments in the northeastern part of the United States.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E119689V1

Update Metadata: 2020-07-29 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-29