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Spatial Clustering Of Artists

  • Andersson , Åke E.

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    (Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden)

  • Andersson , David E.

    ()

    (Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China)

  • Daghbashyan, Zara

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    (Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)

  • Hårsman, Björn

    ()

    (Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)

Surveys of artists’ location choices show that they disproportionately reside in large cities. This paper introduces a model that attempts to explain this urban preference. The model includes four factors: access to other artists, access to consumers, access to service jobs, and housing affordability. These four factors are combined in a spatial equilibrium model. Subsequently, the model is used for an econometric estimation of factor effects. The results show that access to other artists and local access to service jobs are important localization factors. Educated labor used as a proxy for consumer demand has a significant effect on artists' location choices.

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Paper provided by Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology in its series INDEK Working Paper Series with number 2013/2.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 16 Dec 2013
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:kthind:2013_002
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