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Welfare Benefits of Agglomeration and Worker Heterogeneity

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  • Coenraad N. Teulings
  • Ioulia V. Ossokina
  • Henri L.F. de Groot

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The direct impact of local public goods on welfare is relatively easy to measure from land rents. However, the indirect effects on home and job location, on land use, and on agglomeration benefits are hard to pin down. We develop a spatial general equilibrium model for the valuation of these effects. The model is estimated using data on transport infrastructure, commuting behavior, wages, land use and land rents for 3000 ZIP-codes in the Netherlands and for three levels of education. Welfare benefits are shown to differ sharply by workers’ educational attainment.

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  • Coenraad N. Teulings & Ioulia V. Ossokina & Henri L.F. de Groot, 2014. "Welfare Benefits of Agglomeration and Worker Heterogeneity," CESifo Working Paper Series 4939, CESifo.
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    Keywords

    local public goods; agglomeration; spatial equilibrium; residential sorting; land rents;
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    JEL classification:

    • H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General

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