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Optimal Agglomerations in Dynamic Economics

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  • William A. Brock

    (Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, USA)

  • Anastasios Xepapadeas

    (Department of International and European Economic Studies, Greece)

  • Athanasios N. Yannacopoulos

    (Department of Statistics Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

Abstract

We study rational expectations equilibrium problems and social optimum problems in infinite horizon spatial economies in the con- text of a Ramsey type capital accumulation problem with geographical spillovers. We identify sufficient local and global conditions for the emergence (or not) of optimal agglomeration, using techniques from monotone operator theory and spectral theory in infinite dimensional Hilbert spaces. Our analytical methods can be used to systematically study optimal potential agglomeration and clustering in dynamic economics.

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  • William A. Brock & Anastasios Xepapadeas & Athanasios N. Yannacopoulos, 2012. "Optimal Agglomerations in Dynamic Economics," Working Papers 2012.64, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
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    Keywords

    Agglomeration; Spatial Spillovers; Spillover Induced Instability; Rational Expectations Equilibrium; Social Optimum; Monotone Operators;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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