Economies of agglomeration and firm productivity in Egypt - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Economies of agglomeration and firm productivity in Egypt

Economies of agglomeration and firm productivity in Egypt

by Karim BadrReham Rizk and Chahir Zaki

There is a strong body of international evidence that firms are more productive when they cluster near one another geographically. This column reports new findings on the substantial productivity benefits of such agglomeration in Egypt. The results have important implications for policy, including the value of establishing specialised industrial zones for promising business clusters with high growth potential…. more