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Alternative Uses of Spatial Microeconomics


  • Greenhut, John G
  • Greenhut, Melvin L


This paper contends that classical spaceless price theory is excessively limited. In contrast, the spatial model provides a robustly general framework such that it even sheds light on the beta statistic in portfolio theory and the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), which led to 1990 Nobels for Markowitz and Sharpe. The paper further demonstrates that the spatial dimension advances other facets of economics, including product differentiation theory, waiting time and advertising impacts on prices, etc. Indeed, the subject of international dumping of goods is shown to have ties to spatial microeconomics besides imperfect competition theory. This paper's objective is therefore to demonstrate some of the inclusiveness of spatial microeconomics.

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  • Greenhut, John G & Greenhut, Melvin L, 1992. "Alternative Uses of Spatial Microeconomics," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 26(3), pages 257-267, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:26:y:1992:i:3:p:257-67

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    1. Gilles Duranton & Diego Puga, 2000. "Diversity and Specialisation in Cities: Why, Where and When Does it Matter?," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 37(3), pages 533-555, March.
    2. G F Mulligan & A C Vias & S M Glavac, 1999. "Initial diagnostics of a regional adjustment model," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 31(5), pages 855-876, May.
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