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Is the influence of quality of life on urban growth non-stationary in space? A case study of Barcelona

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  • Vicente Royuel

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

  • Rosina Moreno

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

  • Esther Vaya

    ()
    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

Abstract

There are several determinants that influence household location decisions. More concretely, recent economic literature assigns an increasingly important role to the variables governing quality of life. Nevertheless, the spatial stationarity of the parameters is implicitly assumed in most studies. Here we analyse the role of quality of life in urban economics and test for the spatial stationarity of the relationship between city growth and quality of life.

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Paper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 200703.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2007
Date of revision: Feb 2007
Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:200703

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Keywords: quality of life; urban economics; geographically weighted regressions;

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