Year of Graduation
The Economics of Regional Clusters in Services: Theory and Evidence from Saint Petersburg
Applied Economics and Mathematical Methods
The thesis is devoted to formation and location of clusters in the city of St. Petersburg. It examines the distribution of firms by municipalities in the service sector, with the assumption of the existence of clusters in these areas. The most interesting are the services related to transportation and storage, the organization of cultural and entertainment plans, educational and scientific. We used the following methods for determining clustering at the regional level: Tango statistics, Besag and Newell method, and spatial scan statistics. These methods were applied to geocoded data on location of service firms operating in Saint-Petersburg. Based on these results, we made conclusions about the presence of clusters and how they are distributed across the city.