Spatial Segregation and Urban Structure
AbstractIn this paper, we study social interactions between two populations of individuals living in a city. Agents consume land and benefit from intra- and inter-group social interactions. We show that in equilibrium segregation arises: populations get separated in distinct spatial neighborhoods. Two- and three-district urban structures are characterized. For high population ratios or strong inter-group interactions, only a three-district city exists. In other cases, multiplicity of equilibria arises. Moreover, for sufficiently low population ratios or very weak inter-group interactions, all individuals agree on which spatial equilibrium is best.
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social interaction; segregation; multiple centers; urban districts;
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- MOSSAY, Pascal & PICARD, Pierre M., 2013. "Spatial segregation and urban structure," CORE Discussion Papers 2013019, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- Pascal MOSSAY & Pierre PICARD, 2013. "Spatial Segregation and Urban Structure," Discussion papers 13056, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
- R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
- R31 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Housing Supply and Markets
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- NEP-DEM-2013-05-11 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-EVO-2013-05-11 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-GEO-2013-05-11 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-MIC-2013-05-11 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-SOC-2013-05-11 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-URE-2013-05-11 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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