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Reply to the alternative optimal growth controls


  • Fu-Chuan Lai

    () (Department of Economics, National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan)

  • Shu-Tsung Yang

    (Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Taipei, Taiwan)


Sasaki (2002) argues that: (1) "the agglomeration effect in the (Lai and Yang 2002, (L-Y)) paper is different from the introduction of urban production in Sasaki (1998)"; and (2) the "treatment of public good in the (L-Y) paper is strange," because the public good provided by owner-residents is only consumed by renter-residents. This reply shows that (1) the agglomeration effect in the L-Y model catches the key results of urban production presented in Sasaki's model; and (2) both renter and owner-residents consuming the public good have been developed in this reply. However, the major conclusions of the L-Y model are still hold.

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  • Fu-Chuan Lai & Shu-Tsung Yang, 2002. "Reply to the alternative optimal growth controls," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 36(2), pages 241-245.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:36:y:2002:i:2:p:241-245
    Note: Received: February 2001/Accepted: September 2001

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    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population


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