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Aerotropolis: an aviation-linked space

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This paper examines the conditions allowing for the formation of aeropolitan areas as large industrial areas with a high concentration of commercial activities in the proximity of cargo airports. When firms deliver part of their production by plane, land competition takes place among service operators, firms and farmers. Service operators supply facilities that firms can take advantage of. Our framework allows selecting a stable land equilibrium: the spatial sequence Airport-Industrial Park-Rural Area (A-I-R). Aerotropolis-type configurations arise around cargo airports when there is an intense use of the airport by the firms and a sufficiently high level of facilities.

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  • Ricardo Flores-Fillol & Rosella Nicolini, 2006. "Aerotropolis: an aviation-linked space," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 665.06, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
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    1. Chakarin Bejrananda & Yuk Lee & Thanchanok Khamkaew, 2015. "The Spatial Pattern of Economic Rents of An Airport Development Area: Lessons Learned from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 2604285, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.

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    Aerotropolis; facilities; bid-rent function;

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    • L29 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Other
    • L90 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - General
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns

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