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A third sector in the core-periphery model: non-tradable goods

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  • Vasco Leite

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  • Sofia Castro

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  • João Correia-da-Silva

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We extend an analytically solvable core-periphery model by introducing a monopolistically competitive sector of non-tradable goods that is mobile across regions. We find that when the elasticity of substitution among non-tradable goods is very low, there is agglomeration of all the production (of both tradable and non-tradable goods). When the elasticity of substitution among non-tradable goods is sufficiently high (“no black-hole” condition), then there is symmetric dispersion of all the production, if trade costs are high; or full agglomeration of the production of tradable goods with partial agglomeration of the production of non-tradable goods, if trade costs are low. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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  • Vasco Leite & Sofia Castro & João Correia-da-Silva, 2013. "A third sector in the core-periphery model: non-tradable goods," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 50(1), pages 71-108, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:50:y:2013:i:1:p:71-108
    DOI: 10.1007/s00168-011-0479-8
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    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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