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A productivity model of city crowdedness

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Population density varies widely across US cities. A simple, static general equilibrium model suggests that moderate-sized differences in cities' total factor productivity can account for such variation. Nevertheless, the productivity required to sustain above-average population densities considerably exceeds estimates of the increase in productivity caused by such high density. In contrast, increasing returns to scale may be able to sustain multiple equilibria at below-average population densities.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Urban Economics.

Volume (Year): 63 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 715-722

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Handle: RePEc:eee:juecon:v:63:y:2008:i:2:p:715-722

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Keywords: Population density Productivity Urban agglomeration;

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Cited by:
  1. David Albouy, 2009. "What Are Cities Worth? Land Rents, Local Productivity, and the Capitalization of Amenity Values," NBER Working Papers 14981, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. David Albouy & Gabriel Ehrlich, 2012. "Metropolitan Land Values and Housing Productivity," NBER Working Papers 18110, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Marian Rizov, 2011. "Is there a limit to agglomeration? Evidence from productivity of Dutch firms," ERSA conference papers, European Regional Science Association ersa11p231, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Rappaport, Jordan, 2013. "The demographic shift from single-family to multifamily housing," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue Q IV, pages 29-58.
  5. Rappaport, Jordan, 2008. "Consumption amenities and city population density," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 38(6), pages 533-552, November.
  6. Satyajit Chatterjee, 2006. "A quantitative assessment of the role of agglomeration economies in the spatial concentration of U.S. employment," Working Papers, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 06-20, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
  7. Jordan Rappaport, 2006. "A productivity model of city crowdedness," Research Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City RWP 06-06, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
  8. Jaison R. Abel & Ishita Dey & Todd M. Gabe, 2012. "Productivity And The Density Of Human Capital," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 52(4), pages 562-586, October.
  9. Jordan Rappaport, 2006. "Consumption amenities and city crowdedness," Research Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City RWP 06-10, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
  10. Rainald Borck & Matthias Wrede, 2008. "Subsidies for Intracity and Intercity Commuting," CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Group Munich 2321, CESifo Group Munich.
  11. David Y. Albouy, 2008. "The Unequal Geographic Burden of Federal Taxation," NBER Working Papers 13995, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  12. Krupka, Douglas J., 2009. "Some Evidence on the Nature of Urbanization Economies," IZA Discussion Papers 4573, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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