The Annals of Regional Science

, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 927–944 | Cite as

The determinants of exit in a developing country: core and peripheral regions

  • Carla Daniela Calá
  • Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod
  • Miguel Manjón-Antolín
Original Paper


This paper analyses the regional determinants of exit in developing countries, using Argentina as an illustrative case. We find evidence of a dynamic revolving door by which past entrants increase current exits, particularly in the peripheral regions. In the central regions, current and past incumbents cause an analogous displacement effect. Also, exit shows a U-shaped relationship with respect to the informal economy, although the positive effect is weaker in the central regions. These findings point to the existence of a core–periphery structure in the spatial distribution of exits.

JEL Classification

R12 R30 C33 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carla Daniela Calá
    • 1
  • Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod
    • 2
    • 3
  • Miguel Manjón-Antolín
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y SocialesUniversidad Nacional de Mar del PlataMar del PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Department of Economics, CREIP and Quantitative Urban and Regional Economics (QURE)Universitat Rovira i VirgiliReusSpain
  3. 3.Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (IEB)BarcelonaSpain

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