Macro and Micro Spatial Equilibrium
These pages briefly mention the assumption of indifference between residing in different locations which is embodied in spatial equilibrium. Sometimes, for a person, a pure indifference may result, namely gains and costs (monetary or not) are entirely compensated among locations; but sometimes not, and decisions are made on the basis of an overall gain, which implies that locations are not so indifferent for a specific person, even if they appear in equilibrium from a theoretical point of view. The reasoning ends by proposing the Macro Spatial Equilibrium and the Micro (or Subjective) Spatial Equilibrium.
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