Which economic analysis is really enabled by district maps in Italy?

FREO, MARZIA; Department Of Statistical Science - University Of Bologna
Industrial clusters have played a central role for economies of many countries during the past decades. While there is an abundance of qualitative analysis on these, for a long time many observers lament the lack of a statistical operational definition of industrial agglomerations, which may constitute a classificatory paradigm whereby data may be organized on a geographical basis so as to submit theoretical hypotheses to both measurement and econometric testing. The present paper aims at...