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Economic geography and endogenous determination of transportation technology

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  • TAKAHASHI, Takaaki
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    This 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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    Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2005014.

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    Date of creation: 00 Feb 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2005014

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    Keywords: core-periphery pattern; lock-in-effect; modern transportation technology; symmetric pattern; traditional transportation technology; transportation cost;

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