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An analysis of migratory systems: 1. Theory


  • P Kanaroglou
  • K-L Liaw
  • Y Papageorgiou


The task of combining evolutionary migration models with stochastic utility theory is undertaken in a series of three interrelated papers. The present, first, paper deals with the evolution of migratory systems and its dynamics are drawn mainly from work by Haag and Weidlich. A migratory system is defined and then the foundations upon which the evolution of such a system is based are described, including an approximation due to Kurtz which allows the most probable state of the evolutionary model to be represented as a dynamical system. This paper closes with a discussion of disequilibrium, which is central in this series. Disequilibrium is related to the concept of a steady state, the existence of which is established for nonlinear migratory systems of the type discussed here.

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  • P Kanaroglou & K-L Liaw & Y Papageorgiou, 1986. "An analysis of migratory systems: 1. Theory," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 18(7), pages 913-928, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:18:y:1986:i:7:p:913-928

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    1. Ottaviano, Gianmarco & Thisse, Jacques-Francois, 2004. "Agglomeration and economic geography," Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics,in: J. V. Henderson & J. F. Thisse (ed.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edition 1, volume 4, chapter 58, pages 2563-2608 Elsevier.
    2. Kao-Lee Liaw & William H. Frey & Ji-Ping Lin, 2000. "Location of Adult Children as an Attraction for Black and White Elderly Migrants in the United States," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 349, McMaster University.
    3. Tabuchi, Takatoshi & Thisse, Jacques-Francois, 2002. "Taste heterogeneity, labor mobility and economic geography," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(1), pages 155-177, October.
    4. Benson Bruce L., 2000. "Jurisdictional Choice in International Trade: Implications for Lex Cybernatoria," Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, De Gruyter, vol. 10(1), pages 1-30, March.
    5. Kao-Lee Liaw & William H. Frey & Ji-Ping Lin, 2000. "Location of Adult Children as an Attraction for Black and White Elderly Migrants in the United States," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 17, McMaster University.
    6. Nijkamp, P. & Reggiani, A., 1987. "Spatial interaction and input-output models : a dynamic stochastic multi-objective framework," Serie Research Memoranda 0059, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.

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