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Competitive sprawl


  • Steven Heubeck



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  • Steven Heubeck, 2009. "Competitive sprawl," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 39(3), pages 443-460, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:39:y:2009:i:3:p:443-460 DOI: 10.1007/s00199-008-0341-0

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    1. Miguel Gómez-Antonio & Miriam Hortas-Rico & Linna Li, 2016. "The Causes of Urban Sprawl in Spanish Urban Areas: A Spatial Approach," Spatial Economic Analysis, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(2), pages 219-247, June.

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    Developers; Timing; Sprawl; Density; Preemption; D9; O18; R13;

    JEL classification:

    • D9 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies


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