Economic geography and endogenous determination of transportation technology
AbstractThis paper studies the interdependence of economic geography and transportation technology. A two-region model is used to obtain the conditions for the modern transportation technology to be adopted in an economy. In particular, the impact of economic geography upon the adoption of the modern technology is examined. Furthermore, I discuss what combination of economic geography (symmetric or coreperiphery pattern) and transportation technology (traditional or modern technology) is to be realized in an economy.
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core-periphery pattern; lock-in-effect; modern transportation technology; symmetric pattern; traditional transportation technology; transportation cost;
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