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City type, city size, trade patterns, and interurban transport costs in a spatial economy

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In this paper, the effect of interurban transport costs, incorporating agglomeration economies, on the formation of city structure is examined. It is shown that the city type and the city size will be determined by the effects of interurban transport costs of goods and the advantage (or disadvantage) of agglomeration economies depending on which effect is dominant. It is also shown that the trade patterns in the same type of city will be decided by the interurban transport costs and the transport costs from the world market.

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  • S K Peng, 1991. "City type, city size, trade patterns, and interurban transport costs in a spatial economy," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 23(11), pages 1639-1652, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:23:y:1991:i:11:p:1639-1652
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    1. Wang, Fahui, 1999. "Modeling a central place system with interurban transport costs and complex rural hinterlands," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 381-409, May.

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