Financial support from Bocconi University is gratefully acknowledged. I would like to thank Paolo Malanima and Guido Tabellini for making available their data on urban population and past institutions in Italian regions respectively. I also owe a special gratitude to Alasdair Anderson for his support during the early stages of the research and to Fabio Arcangeli, Michela Barbot, Antonio Calafati, Davide Cantoni, Marco Cattini, Sandy Dall'Erba, Gilles Duranton, Vincenzo Galasso, Tommaso Nannicini, John Parr, Lanfranco Senn, Hans-Joachim Voth and participants in seminars and conferences at Universidad de Sao Paulo, Università Bocconi, IMT Lucca, 2006 North American meetings of the Regional Science Association International, 2007 Conference of the Italian Regional Science Association, 2008 Conference of the European Economic Association, 2008 Conference of the Società Italiana degli Economisti for useful comments and discussion. The usual disclaimer applies.
Path dependence, institutions and the density of economic activities: Evidence from Italian cities†
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
© 2013 The Author(s). Papers in Regional Science © 2013 RSAI
Papers in Regional Science
Volume 93, Issue 1, pages 53–76, March 2014
How to Cite
Percoco, M. (2014), Path dependence, institutions and the density of economic activities: Evidence from Italian cities. Papers in Regional Science, 93: 53–76. doi: 10.1111/j.1435-5957.2012.00470.x
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 3 JUL 2011
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