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Economía Urbana y Calidad de Vida. Una revisión del estado del conocimiento en España

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  • Vicente Royuela

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona.)

  • Diona Lambiri

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    (Department of Economics CSpREE, School of Business, University of Reading.)

  • Bianca Biagi

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    (Dipartimento di Economia, Impresa e Regolamentazione e CRENoS Università di Sassari.)

Abstract

Quality of life is increasingly becoming a concept researched empirically and theoretically in the field of economics. In urban economics in particular, this increasing interest stems mainly from the fact that quality of life affects urban competitiveness and urban growth, research shows that when households and businesses decide where to locate, quality of life considerations can play a very important role. The purpose of the present paper is to examine the way economic literature and urban economic literature in particular, have adopted quality of life considerations in the economic thinking. Moreover, it presents the ways various studies have attempted to capture the multidimensional nature of the concept, and quantify it for the purposes of empirical research. Additionally we focus on the state of the art in Spain. Looking at the experiences in the last years we see very important possibilities of developing new studies in the field.

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Paper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 200606.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2006
Date of revision: Dec 2006
Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:200606

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Keywords: Quality of life; urban economics.;

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