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The Annals of Regional Science

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 239–258 | Cite as

The evolution of the U.S. industrial landscape, 1969–1995

  • Luis Fernando Lanaspa
  • Fernando Sanz

Abstract.

The industrial landscape of the U.S. has undergone major changes in the last three decades, which have affected the location of the work-force as much as sector location. This paper adopts a dynamic approach in order to analyse the principal characteristics of this process in the time-period 1969–1995 among the twenty two-digit SIC industries. Two main conclusions have emerged. First, we find that, in general, industries are tending to reduce their degree of concentration. Secondly, the classification of industries according to different economic criteria allows us to test the degree of compliance with various theoretical propositions and to detect relevant empirical regularities.

JEL classification numbers: C14 L60 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Fernando Lanaspa
    • 1
  • Fernando Sanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Zaragoza, Facultad de Económicas, Gran Vı´a 2, 50005 Zaragoza, Spain (e-mail: llanas@posta.unizar.es)ES

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