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Market and Shadow Land Rents with Congestion

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  • Richard Arnott
  • James G. MacKinnon

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This paper deals with the cost-benefit valuation of urban land in residential and road use, when there is flow congestion in transportation and congestion tolls are not imposed. Conventional procedures for determining the shadow value of land in road or residential use ignore certain general equilibrium effects, and always overstate the true values. To illustrate the correct procedures, an urban simulation model is used to calculate shadow rents of land as a function of location. The model is more realistic than most theoretical urban models, particularly in its treatment of congestion.

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Paper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 250.

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Length: 31
Date of creation: 1976
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Publication status: Published in American Economic Review, 68, 1978
Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:250

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  3. Richard Voith, 1997. "Parking, transit and employment in a central business district," Working Papers 95-11, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
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  8. De Lara, Michel & de Palma, André & Kilani, Moez & Piperno, Serge, 2013. "Congestion pricing and long term urban form: Application to Paris region," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(2), pages 282-295.
  9. Kono, Tatsuhito & Joshi, Kirti Kusum & Kato, Takeaki & Yokoi, Takahisa, 2012. "Optimal regulation on building size and city boundary: An effective second-best remedy for traffic congestion externality," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(4), pages 619-630.
  10. Small, Kenneth A., 1999. "Economies of scale and self-financing rules with non-competitive factor markets," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 74(3), pages 431-450, December.
  11. Ross, Stephen L. & Yinger, John, 2000. "Timing Equilibria in an Urban Model with Congestion," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(3), pages 390-413, May.
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  13. Anas, Alex & Xu, Rong, 1999. "Congestion, Land Use, and Job Dispersion: A General Equilibrium Model," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 45(3), pages 451-473, May.
  14. Richard Arnott, 1994. "Alleviating Traffic Congestion: Alternatives to Road Pricing," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 282., Boston College Department of Economics.
  15. Edward L. Glaeser & Matthew E. Kahn & Jordan Rappaport, 2000. "Why Do the Poor Live in Cities?," NBER Working Papers 7636, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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