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  • Quah, Danny

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Internet development holds the promise of transmitting economic value across physical space at zero marginal cost. In such a 'weightless economy', what factors matter for the location of economic activity and thus for economic development? This paper sketches a model of spatial dynamics over a three-dimensional globe, where transportation costs don't matter. The paper develops conditions under which clusters of activity emerge.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 2293.

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Date of creation: Nov 1999
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:2293

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Keywords: Distribution Dynamics; Economic Geography; Internet; Location; Space; Time; Toepitz; Waves; Weightless Economy;

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  1. Rosen, Sherwin, 1981. "The Economics of Superstars," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 71(5), pages 845-58, December.
  2. Quah, Danny, 1997. "Empirics for Growth and Distribution: Stratification, Polarization, and Convergence Clubs," CEPR Discussion Papers 1586, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  1. Charles Ka-Yui Leung & Nan-Kuang Chen, 2005. "Intrinsic Cycles of Land Price: A Simple Model," Departmental Working Papers _166, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Economics.
  2. Gordon H. Hanson, 2000. "Scale Economies and the Geographic Concentration of Industry," NBER Working Papers 8013, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Jérome VICENTE (LEREPS-GRES) & Yan Dalla PRIA (CSO – CNRS) & Raphaël SUIRE (CREM – CNRS), 2006. "The Ambivalent Role of Mimetic Behaviors in Proximity Dynamics: Evidences on the French “Silicon Sentier”," Cahiers du GRES 2006-02, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  4. Koski, H. & Rouvinen, P. & Yla-Anttila, P., 2002. "ICT clusters in Europe The great central banana and the small Nordic potato," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 145-165, June.
  5. Quah, Danny, 2002. "Technology Dissemination and Economic Growth: Some Lessons for the New Economy," CEPR Discussion Papers 3207, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  6. Bischi, G. -I. & Dawid, H. & Kopel, M., 2003. "Gaining the competitive edge using internal and external spillovers: a dynamic analysis," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 27(11-12), pages 2171-2193, September.
  7. Jung, Juan, 2014. "Regional inequalities in the impact of broadband on productivity: Evidence from Brazil," MPRA Paper 56177, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Danny Quah, 2002. "Technology dissemination and economic growth: some lessons for the new economy," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 2118, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  9. Yannis Ioannides, 2006. "Topologies of social interactions," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 559-584, 08.
  10. Jérôme Vicente & Raphaël Suire, 2009. "Why Do Some Places Succeed When Others Decline? A Social Interaction Model of Cluster Viability," Post-Print hal-00418539, HAL.
  11. Quah, Danny, 2003. "Digital Goods and the New Economy," CEPR Discussion Papers 3846, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  12. Raphaël Suire & Jérome Vicente & Yan Dala Pria, 2006. "Why some clusters succeed whereas others decline ? Modelling the ambivalent stability properties of clusters," Economics Working Paper Archive (University of Rennes 1 & University of Caen) 200619, Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), University of Rennes 1, University of Caen and CNRS.
  13. Danny Quah, 2002. "Technology Dissemination and Economic Growth: Some Lessons for the New Economy," CEP Discussion Papers dp0522, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  14. Orlando Gomes, 2004. "Location Dynamics and Knowledge Agglomeration," Urban/Regional 0409012, EconWPA.
  15. Danny Quah, 2003. "Digital goods and the new economy," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 2236, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  16. Bellone Flora, 2005. "IT adoption and spatial agglomeration - a model of cumulative adoption in a small open economy," ERSA conference papers ersa05p731, European Regional Science Association.

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