Agglomeration and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment in Portugal

@inproceedings{Guimares2000AgglomerationAT,
  title={Agglomeration and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment in Portugal},
  author={Paulo Guimar{\~a}es and Oct{\'a}vio Figueiredo and Douglas P. Woodward},
  year={2000}
}
In urban economics, and more recently in the international economics literature, agglomeration has been offered as a principal determinant of new investment. Yet agglomeration has rarely been subject to precise statistical tests. In this paper, the availability of detailed urban and regional data for Portugal allowed for a close study of the spatial choices for newly created foreign-owned plants. It appears that agglomeration economies are decisive location factors. Service agglomeration has a… CONTINUE READING

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