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Agglomeration and trade revisited

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  • OTTAVIANO, Gianmarco
  • TABUCHI , Takatoshi
  • THISSE, Jacques-François

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The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we present an alternative model of agglomeration and trade that displays the main features of the recent economic geography literature while allowing for the derivation of analytical results by means of simple algebra. Second, we show how this framework can be used to adopt a forward-looking approach to the dynamics of migration in the process of agglomeration instead of the myopic Marshallian model used so far in this literature.
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  • OTTAVIANO, Gianmarco & TABUCHI , Takatoshi & THISSE, Jacques-François, 2002. "Agglomeration and trade revisited," LIDAM Reprints CORE 1553, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  • Handle: RePEc:cor:louvrp:1553
    DOI: 10.1111/1468-2354.t01-1-00021
    Note: In : International Economic Review, 43(2), 409-435, 2002.
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    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies

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