Location determinants of high-tech firms: an intra-urban approach

Présentation de Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod, Université Rovira i Virgili, Tarragone, Espagne

Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod

Abstract: This paper is about location determinants of high-tech firms at intra-urban level. We use data from high-tech firms locating to neighbourhoods of Barcelona and we contribute to empirical literature by identifying the agglomeration patterns followed by these firms and the role played by neighbourhood characteristics in attracting them. We show that i) there are some specificities at industry level, ii) that both amenities and economic-oriented neighbourhood characteristics matter, and iii) that spatial spillovers are relevant for some industries.

Keywords: location, count data, cities, spatial econometrics.
JEL codes: R10, R39