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Urban Structure and Environmental Externalities

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  • Regnier Camille
  • Sophie Legras

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The objective of this paper is to analyze policy design for air pollution management in the spatial context of urban development. We base our analysis on the paper of Ogawa and Fujita (1982), which offers a proper theoretical framework of non-monocentric urban land use using static microeconomic theory where the city structure is endogenous. First, we show that when households internalize industrial pollution in their residential location choice, spatialization within the city is reinforced. This impacts directly the emissions of greenhouse gases from commuting. Then, we analyze policy instruments in order to achieve optimal land use pattern when the policy maker has to manage both industrial and commuting related polluting emissions, that interact through the land market.

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  • Regnier Camille & Sophie Legras, 2014. "Urban Structure and Environmental Externalities," INRA UMR CESAER Working Papers 2014/2, INRA UMR CESAER, Centre d'’Economie et Sociologie appliquées à l'’Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux.
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    1. Schindler, Mirjam & Caruso, Geoffrey & Picard, Pierre, 2017. "Equilibrium and first-best city with endogenous exposure to local air pollution from traffic," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 12-23.

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    Keywords

    Environmental externalities; Land use pattern; Air pollution;

    JEL classification:

    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns

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