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The Determinants of Industrial Location in Sweden (1913-1950)

Rodriguez Merello, Antonio LU (2017) EKHS11 20171
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This thesis analyses regional industrial concentration and the determinants
of industrial location in Sweden during the first half of the twentieth century. First,
it is identified how geographical concentration of industry evolved in this country.
Second, by estimating an economic geography model, the forces that were behind
industrial location are captured. The inclusion of both procedures provides a good
picture of the industrialisation phenomenon in Sweden since both present a certain
degree of interrelationship. The results show that in none of the Swedish industries
there was a significant degree of concentration at the regional level. Moreover, the
evidence provided by the model shows that traditional forces were not... (More)
This thesis analyses regional industrial concentration and the determinants
of industrial location in Sweden during the first half of the twentieth century. First,
it is identified how geographical concentration of industry evolved in this country.
Second, by estimating an economic geography model, the forces that were behind
industrial location are captured. The inclusion of both procedures provides a good
picture of the industrialisation phenomenon in Sweden since both present a certain
degree of interrelationship. The results show that in none of the Swedish industries
there was a significant degree of concentration at the regional level. Moreover, the
evidence provided by the model shows that traditional forces were not operating in
the process of industrial location. These findings show that Sweden represents a
special case when considering the impact of industrialisation in spatial terms. (Less)
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author
Rodriguez Merello, Antonio LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHS11 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
New economic geography, Heckscher-Ohlin, industrial location
language
English
id
8916475
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2017-08-07 11:24:15
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyses regional industrial concentration and the determinants
of industrial location in Sweden during the first half of the twentieth century. First,
it is identified how geographical concentration of industry evolved in this country.
Second, by estimating an economic geography model, the forces that were behind
industrial location are captured. The inclusion of both procedures provides a good
picture of the industrialisation phenomenon in Sweden since both present a certain
degree of interrelationship. The results show that in none of the Swedish industries
there was a significant degree of concentration at the regional level. Moreover, the
evidence provided by the model shows that traditional forces were not operating in
the process of industrial location. These findings show that Sweden represents a
special case when considering the impact of industrialisation in spatial terms.},
  author       = {Rodriguez Merello, Antonio},
  keyword      = {New economic geography,Heckscher-Ohlin,industrial location},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Determinants of Industrial Location in Sweden (1913-1950)},
  year         = {2017},
}