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A General Equilibrium Spatial Model of Housing Quality and Quantity

  • Richard Arnott

    ()

    (Boston College)

  • Ralph Braid

    (Wayne State University)

  • Russell Davidson

    (Queen's University)

  • David Pines

    (Tel-Aviv University)

This paper examines the properties of stationary-state general equilibrium in a monocentric city with durable housing. On the demand side, identical households choose location, housing quality and quantity (floor area), and other goods. On the supply side, developers choose the structural density and time path of quality (which depends on construction quality and maintenance) of buildings. Under a certain set of assumptions, existence and uniqueness of equilibrium are proved, and its comparative static/dynamic properties are determined.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 307..

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Aug 1995
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Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:307
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