A Simple, Analytically Solvable, Chamberlinian Agglomeration Model
AbstractThis paper presents a simple Chamberlinian agglomeration model which, like the canonical core-periphery (CP) model, contains two agglomerative forces. However, in contrast to that model, the present model is analytically solvable. Moreover, the present model exhibits a 'supercritical pitchfork bifurcation' rather than the 'subcritical pitchfork bifurcation' of the CP model. This may be a better description for some agglomerative processes than the 'catastrophic' emergence of complete agglomeration predicted by the CP model.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 339.
Length: 11 p.
Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in: Regional Science & Urban Economics 34 (2004), 5, 565-573
Economic Geography; Agglomeration; Human Capital Mobility;
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