IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/cat/dtecon/dt201210.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Una metodología para delimitar regiones urbanas funcionales (RUF) usando la conmutación a larga distancia: Evidencia empírica para Chile

Author

Listed:
  • Melisa Abalos

    () (Magíster Ciencia Regional - Department of Economics, Universidad Católica del Norte - Chile)

  • Dusan Paredes

    () (IDEAR - Department of Economics, Universidad Católica del Norte - Chile)

Abstract

Social and economic interaction among small spatial units is a phenomenon that has undoubtedly become persistent across time. This implies that labor markets expand through space mainly due to the continuous decrease of transport costs. Thus, greater interaction among spatial units suggests the potential existence of macro labor markets labeled as functional regions. Building functional regions for Chile is a challenge owing to the role played by the localization of natural resources, resulting in long-distance commutation. This document contributes to the construction of Functional Urban Regions (FUR) using Intramax method for the case of Chile. In addition, an alternative is proposed to include the effects of long-distance commutation. Results show that FURs built from Intramax algorithm that incorporate spatial econometric criteria show greater benefits.

Suggested Citation

  • Melisa Abalos & Dusan Paredes, 2012. "Una metodología para delimitar regiones urbanas funcionales (RUF) usando la conmutación a larga distancia: Evidencia empírica para Chile," Documentos de Trabajo en Economia y Ciencia Regional 24, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile, Department of Economics, revised May 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:cat:dtecon:dt201210
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://sites.google.com/a/ucn.cl/wpeconomia/archivos/WP2012-10.pdf
    File Function: First version, 2012
    Download Restriction: no

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cat:dtecon:dt201210. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Benjamin Jara). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/ieucncl.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.