ps2a - Urban Economics Problem Set #2 due Thursday, Feb 24,...

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Urban Economics Problem Set #2 due Thursday, Feb 24, in class (1) Go to the Harard’s Cluster Mapping Project’s main site ( http://clustermapping.com ) and select an “Clusters.” The click on “ Cluster Competitiveness across Regions” and select the industry. For “geographical scope” use “Economic Areas.” Enter “Submit.” – On the next page you have many choices. Go to the column “Cluster Competitiveness” and choose “Top 20 Regions per Cluster.” It is the best way to copy the data into Excel. I first saved the HTML page on my computer and from there I copied and pasted the data directly into the spreadsheet. Use the data given in the column entitled “2009 Share of National Employment” (which are percents) to generate CR4 and HHI indices for the following industries (a) Apparel (b) NED Casino Hotels (c) Jewelry, Precious Metals (d) Tobacco (e) textiles (f) Processed Food (g) Chemicals For the HHI, assume there are only 20 regions. For each of the industries, hypothesize about the reasons for your findings (i.e, high or low CR4/HHI, cluster in particular regions). Write only one line per industry, for instance: “wine production shows high concentration around natural resource.”
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Market shares # Apparel Casino/Hotel Jewelry, Precious Metals Tobacco Processed Food Chemicals 1
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course ECON UA.31 taught by Professor Storchmann during the Spring '11 term at NYU.

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