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Determinantes de la localización del empleo urbano en Bogotá, Colombia


  • Diana Gutiérrez



ResumenLa dimensión espacial aparece como fundamental para abordar el tema de la generación de empleo urbano. El espacio juega un papel preponderante en la localización de los agentes puesto que no todos los lugares permiten obtener los mismas niveles de utilidad y rentabilidad. De esta manera, no todos los lugares brindan las mismas condiciones para generar empleo. La existencia de una serie de ventajas espaciales tales como la aglomeración, las economías de escala, la variedad, y la accesibilidad contribuyen a explicar por qu´e y en d´onde se genera empleo en la ciudad. Partiendo de un modelo teórico de preferencias por la variedad, usando análisis exploratorio de datos espaciales (ESDA) y econometría espacial, se muestra cómo las ventajas espaciales afectan la generación de empleo usando Bogotá como un estudio de caso.AbstractThe spatial dimension appears as a fundamental to board the urban employment generation topics. The space plays a key role on the location decisions made by the agents due to not all places offer the same levels of utility and profitability. The existence of a number of advantages in certain places such as the agglomeration, economies of scale, variety, and accessibility among others, may contribute to explain why and where urban employment is generated. From a theoretical model of preferences for variety, data analysis space exploration (ESDA) and spatial econometrics, it is shown how such spatial advantages can affect the employment generation using Bogotá as a case study.

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  • Diana Gutiérrez, 2011. "Determinantes de la localización del empleo urbano en Bogotá, Colombia," Revista de Economía del Rosario, Universidad del Rosario, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000151:008959

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    Generaci´on de empleo; espacial; econom´1as de escala; Distrito Central de Negocios; localizaci ´on.;

    JEL classification:

    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location


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