The Annals of Regional Science

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 479–494 | Cite as

Start-ups and firm in-migration: evidence from the Swedish wholesale industry

  • Sven-Olov DaunfeldtEmail author
  • Niklas Elert
  • Niklas Rudholm
Original Paper


We use a data set covering 13,471 Swedish limited liability firms in the Swedish wholesale industries during 2000–2004 to ascertain the determinants of new start-ups and of in-migration of firms. Access to a large harbor, international airport or large railroad classification yard in the municipality nearly triples the number of start-ups and increases the expected number of in-migrating firms with 53 %. The presence of a university, many educated workers and low local taxes are also associated with more start-ups and firm in-migration.

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D22 L11 L25 L26 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven-Olov Daunfeldt
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Niklas Elert
    • 2
    • 3
  • Niklas Rudholm
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.HUI ResearchStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsDalarna UniversityBorlängeSweden
  3. 3.The Ratio InstituteStockholmSweden

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