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.
Reham RizkAssistant Professor, British University in Egypt
Reham Rizk is Assistant Professor, British University in Egypt. She received her PhD in Development Economics, Helwan University, 2012. Her research interests are in the areas of Development Economics, Labour Economics and Economies of Middle East.