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Density (dis)economies in transportation: revisiting the core-periphery model

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  • BEHRENS, Kristian
  • GAIGNE, Carl

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We study how density (dis)economies in interregional transportation influence location patterns in a standard new economic geography model. Density economies may well delay the occurrence of agglomeration when compared to the case without such economies, while agglomeration is both more likely and more gradual under density diseconomies than under density economies.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers RP with number -1944.

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Note: In : Economics Bulletin, 18(4), 1-7. 2006
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  1. Behrens, Kristian & Gaigné, Carl & Thisse, Jacques-François, 2007. "Is the Regulation of the Transport Sector Always Detrimental to Consumers?," CEPR Discussion Papers 6185, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Gallo, Fredrik, 2010. "Resisting economic integration when industry location is uncertain," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 54(3), pages 467-482, April.
  3. Tanaka, Kiyoyasu & Tsubota, Kenmei, 2014. "Directional imbalance of freight rates : evidence from Japanese inter-prefectural data," IDE Discussion Papers 441, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  4. Gokan, Toshitaka, 2013. "The location of manufacturing firms and imperfect information in transport market," IDE Discussion Papers 398, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).

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