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Geographic Concentration in Indian Manufacturing and Service Industries: Evidence from 1998 – 2013

Amirapu, Amrit, Hasan, Rana, Jiang, Yi, Klein, Alexander (2019) Geographic Concentration in Indian Manufacturing and Service Industries: Evidence from 1998 – 2013. Asian Economic Policy Review, 14 (1). pp. 148-168. ISSN 1832-8105. (doi:10.1111/aepr.12251) (KAR id:68779)

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This paper uses a comprehensive new data source to document basic facts about geographicconcentration among industries in India from 1998 to 2013. Unlike previous studies, our dataallow us to accurately measure industrial concentration at the district level and covermanufacturing and services, as well as the formal and informal sectors. Our most strikingfinding is that average levels of industrial concentration fell dramatically between 1998 and2013, driven by steep reductions in capital-intensive manufacturing industries. We providesuggestive evidence that this increasing dispersion may be due to improvements ininterregional transportation coupled with inefficient land management policies and limitedlabor mobility.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/aepr.12251
Uncontrolled keywords: Industrial agglomeration, regional inequality, land management, labor mobility, India
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Amrit Amirapu
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 08:32 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 15:23 UTC
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