Quantitative Methods for Identification of Regional Clusters in Romania
Adriana Elena REVEIU
regional clusters, quantitative methods, location coeficient method, shift-share analysis, Gini’s location quotient, Ellison and Glaeser’s agglomeration index
The main goal of this paper is to describe some methods, that make use of employment data and that allow to measure to what the companies are spatially proximate. Specifically, we will outline the most prominent spatial concentration quotients that have been suggested in the literature to analyse the degree to which companies of the same sector are proximate (spatial concentration). We apply the methods on the employment statistics available for Romania’s counties.