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The impact of accessibility on the valuation of cities as location for firms

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  • Bruinsma, Frank R.

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

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    In this paper the relation between the attractivity of cities as a location for firms and the accessibility via the road network is analyzed. First a brief theoretical introduction on the relation between transport infrastructure and spatial patterns of economic activities is given. In the remainder of this paper the relation between the attractivity of cities as industrial sites, the image of cities and the accessibility of these cities via the road network is analyzed in an empirical study for the Netherlands. The correlation and the regression analysis both indicate a strong coherence between the valuation of cities as location sites for companies and the relative position of those cities in the Dutch road network

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    Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0006.

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    Date of creation: 1997
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    Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:1997-6

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    1. Gramlich, Edward M, 1994. "Infrastructure Investment: A Review Essay," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 32(3), pages 1176-96, September.
    2. David Aschauer, 1988. "Is public expenditure productive?," Staff Memoranda 88-7, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
    3. Antonio Ciccone & Robert E. Hall, 1993. "Productivity and the Density of Economic Activity," NBER Working Papers 4313, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Bruinsma, F. & Rietveld, P., 1993. "Urban agglomerations in European infrastructure networks," Serie Research Memoranda 0008, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
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    1. Veronique Van Acker & Frank Witlox, 2005. "Exploring the relationship between land-use system and travel behaviour - some first findings," ERSA conference papers ersa05p601, European Regional Science Association.

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