Impact of the Economic Downturn on the Geography of Vehicle Production in Europe and North America

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Gerpisa colloquium, Krakow (2012)


adjustment of production, downturn, Europe, North America, spatial pattern


The sharp economic downturn of 2008/2009 resulted in substantial declines in light vehicle sales and production in Europe and North America. This paper utilizes detailed plant-level production data for North America and Europe to investigate how the recession impacted the footprint of vehicle production in both regions.

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