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Ex-urban sprawl as a factor in traffic fatalities and EMS response times in the southeastern United States

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  • Lambert, Thomas
  • Meyer, Peter

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Many writers have covered the negative consequences of sprawl on community life and urban development in the US over the years. This paper looks at how sprawl impacts traffic fatalities and EMS response times in the Southeastern United States.

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  • Lambert, Thomas & Meyer, Peter, 2006. "Ex-urban sprawl as a factor in traffic fatalities and EMS response times in the southeastern United States," MPRA Paper 39008, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Lambert, Thomas & Srinivasan, Arun & Dufrene, Uric & Min, Hokey, 2010. "Urban Location and the Success of Casinos in Five States: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach," MPRA Paper 69740, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Christopher Coyne & Abigail Hall & Patrick McLaughlin & Ann Zerkle, 2014. "A hidden cost of war: the impact of mobilizing reserve troops on emergency response times," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 161(3), pages 289-303, December.

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    Keywords

    sprawl; emergency medical services; traffic fatalities; urban and regional economics;

    JEL classification:

    • P25 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics

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