Working Paper No. 171.Download
The purpose of this paper is to distinguish between the determinants of new start-ups and in migration of firms using a data-set that covers 13,471 limited liability firms in the Swedish wholesale trade industries during the period 2000- 2004. Our results indicate that the presence of a university more than doubles the expected number of entrants and increases the expected number of in-migrating firms with 30%. A large share of educated workers and a high local unemployment rate is also associated with more start-ups and firm in-migration.
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Daunfeldt, S-O., Elert, N. & Rudholm, N. (2011). New Start-ups and Firm In-migration Evidence from the Swedish Wholesale Trade Industry. Ratio Working Paper No. 171.