Footloose Capital and Locational Advantage of a Hub
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to illustrate, with a simple three-region (located on a line), two-good (homogeneous good/differentiated high-tech products), two-factor (labor/``footloose'' capital) model, how falling transport costs can affect firms' location decisions and trade structure. It is shown that the locational advantage of a central hub is magnified via firms' location decisions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10415.
Date of creation: 2008
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- Takanori Ago & Ikumo Isono & Takatoshi Tabuchi, 2006. "Locational disadvantage of the hub," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, Springer, vol. 40(4), pages 819-848, December.
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