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Technological Linkages and Efficient Location of Indivisible Activities: Koopmans - Beckmann and von Thunen Unified


  • Fujita Masahisa
  • Thisse Jacques-Francois


Consider a model à la Koopmans-Beckmann involving two indivisible and interactive firms, as well as a continuum of workers. Firm 1 uses labor, while firm 2 uses labor and good 1 produced by firm 1; both goods 1 and 2 can be exported their output but good 1 cannot be imported. The land capitalization process, based on workers' competition on a perfectly competitive land market, is used to design a noncooperative game betwccn firms 1 and 2. The equilibria of this game always exist and are socially optimal. Various extensions of the basic model are also discussed.
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  • Fujita Masahisa & Thisse Jacques-Francois, 1993. "Technological Linkages and Efficient Location of Indivisible Activities: Koopmans - Beckmann and von Thunen Unified," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(2), pages 118-141, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:juecon:v:34:y:1993:i:2:p:118-141

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    1. Jacques-François Thisse & Gilles Duranton, 1996. "La politique foncière dans une économie spatiale," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 47(2), pages 227-261.

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