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Mod\'{e}lisation spatiale de la formation des agglom\'{e}rations dans la zone alg\'{e}roise

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  • Smicha Ait Amokthar
  • Nadjia El Saadi
  • Yacine Belarbi

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The goal of this study is to analyze the dynamics underlying Algiers urban area formation with reference to The New Economic Geography (NEG) theories and more precisely to the paper of Paul Krugman (1991), "Increasing returns and economic geography" which explains the mechanisms of economic activities concentration through two types of forces: centripetal forces enhancing the economic activities concentration and centrifugal forces hindering the agglomeration process. In fact, these mechanisms are translated into a system of nonlinear equations which is very hard to solve analytically. As a consequence, the use of numerical methods is highly advocated. We present some numerical simulations using real Algerian data.

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  • Smicha Ait Amokthar & Nadjia El Saadi & Yacine Belarbi, 2015. "Mod\'{e}lisation spatiale de la formation des agglom\'{e}rations dans la zone alg\'{e}roise," Papers 1508.00511, arXiv.org.
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