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A model of urban demography

  • Hiroshi Aiura

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    (Faculty of Economics, Oita University (Japan))

  • Yasuhiro Sato

    ()

    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University (Japan))

This paper develops an overlapping generations model that involves endogenous determination of fertility and explicit city structure. We provide conditions under which there exists a unique steady state, which can replicate spatial features of demography observed in Japanese cities. We also provide comparative steady state analysis by calibration.

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Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 09-18.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2009
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Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0918
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