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Neighborhoods to nations via social interactions

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The paper examines decisions by individuals and firms in the presence of social interactions and then turns to cities as the units of analysis. The city-based analysis shows the critical role of intercity trade and its impact on urban sectoral and functional specialization. The paper also examines long-run economic growth in economies made up of cities and Zipf's law in that context. The paper synthesizes key aspects of the social interactions literature with Ioannides (2013) as a background, taking off from key concepts, as presented there and drawing attention to key recent contributions by other researchers.

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  • Ioannides, Yannis M., 2015. "Neighborhoods to nations via social interactions," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 5-15.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:48:y:2015:i:c:p:5-15
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2014.10.057
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