On Spatial dynamics
It has long been recognized that the forces that lead to the agglomeration of economic activity and to aggregate growth are similar. Unfortunately, few formal frameworks have been advanced to explore this link. We critically discuss the literature and present a simple framework that can circumvent some of the main obstacles we identify. We discuss the main characteristics of an equilibrium allocation in this dynamic spatial framework, present a numerical example to illustrate the forces at work, and provide some supporting empirical evidence.
|Date of creation:||16 Dec 2009|
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|Publication status:||Published in Journal of Regional Science 50(1), February 2010: 43-63|
|Note:||This paper is included in the IMDEA Social Sciences Working Paper Series through the PROCIUDAD-CM Programme|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Veláquez 76, 28001 Madrid|
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