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Research Brief
Spatial dynamics of firm productivity in South Africa

The design and implementation of industrial policy should be closely linked to spatial considerations...

Agglomeration Firm productivity South Africa
Working Paper
Agglomeration and productivity in South Africa: Evidence from firm-level data

Using comprehensive, anonymized tax administrative data for the 2008–14 period, we examine firm-level productivity in South Africa...

Agglomeration Firm productivity South Africa
Working Paper
Moving up the copper value chain in Southern Africa

Southern African countries—mainly Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—account for around a seventh of global production of copper...

copper Industrialization Agglomeration
Working Paper
Industrial agglomeration in Myanmar

Focusing on labour productivity and working conditions, we investigate the benefits of industrial zones for private manufacturing enterprises in Myanmar. We find that being located in an industrial zone associates with higher labour productivity...

Agglomeration industrial zones Working conditions
Working Paper
Rural roads and urban agglomeration economies: Benefits for town and country?

Do urban agglomeration economies enhance the social profitability of rural roads? When all goods are traded at parametric world prices, lower transport costs benefit villagers...

Agglomeration Benefit programmes Cost of operation (Transportation)
Working Paper
Industrial clusters: The case for Special Economic Zones in Africa

Firms tend to cluster in close geographic proximity to each other to benefit from reduced transport costs, shared inputs, and productivity spillovers due to learning and technology transfers...

Agglomeration Special Economic Zones Spatial industrial policy
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