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Published: 18 November 2010

192 Pages | 24 Figures, 9 Tables


ISBN: 9780199592203

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The Economics of Clusters

Lessons from the French Experience

Gilles Duranton, Philippe Martin, Thierry Mayer, and Florian Mayneris

Studies of Policy Reform

  • First volume in the CEPREMAP series. CEPREMAP is a leading French network of economists, dedicated to policy research
  • Written by a team of top economists and economic geographers that are experts in the field
  • Clusters have become a key focus of urban and public policy
  • Analyses the French experience of strong government intervention and unified cluster initiatives
  • Looks at the successes and failures of cluster dynamics. Authors acknowledge the positive impact of spatial agglomeration on firm-level performance whilst suggesting that the worldwide enthusiasm for cluster policies is not always justified
  • Accessible to an undergraduate audience

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