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Efficient Resource Allocation in a Multinucleated City


  • John M. Hartwick

    (Queen's University)

  • Philip G. Hartwick

    (Queen's University)


Mills' programming model of efficient resource allocation in an urban area is extended to include multiple nuclei and intermediate goods. The new model is a decomposable linear program in which the primary resource value of the city plus transportation costs are minimized subject to a prescribed bill of final demands for the city and to land constraints consisting of cells in a areal grid. Shadow prices on land emerge in the dual problem.

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  • John M. Hartwick & Philip G. Hartwick, 1972. "Efficient Resource Allocation in a Multinucleated City," Working Papers 86, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:86

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