Transport development and the evolution of economic geography
AbstractIn this paper, based on the recent advances in the new economic geography (e.g., Fujita et al. ), we analyze impacts of transport costs on the spatial patterns of economic agglomeration. We first identify prototypes from the existing models, and explain the mechanism of how transport costs influence the balance between economic forces of agglomeration and dispersion. We then investigate the transformation of the agglomeration/dispersion patterns given gradually decreasing transport costs for different goods. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
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- Fujita, Masahisa & Mori, Tomoya, 2005. "Transport Development and the Evolution of Economic Geography," IDE Discussion Papers 21, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
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