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KED Seminar #28 at 3pm on December 28

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #28

  • Date&Time: December 28, 2023, Thursday, 15:00-16:30 (JST)
  • Language: 日本語 Japanese
  • Venue: E217, Main Bldg., Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University / Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Keisuke Takano (Saga University)

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Path-dependence in the location of business agglomeration: Case of postwar land requisition


To what extent is the recovery of economic agglomeration after a
negative shock disturbed by limited opportunities for investment? This
paper sheds light on this question by investigating the impact of the WW2 allied bombings and the postwar land requisition by the US Army in Yokohama City, Japan. Using the newly digitized location information of firms before and after WW2, this study examines whether the forced relocation of firms persistently altered the distribution of business activities. I show that land requisition reduces the size of historical agglomerations, and this negative effect lasted even after the occupied land was retroceded. I additionally show that the within-city relocation and the failure of public investment drove the decline of the agglomeration.


Miura (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)


Ken Miura

  • miura.ken.3e [at] kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace [at] with @)

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