Sidorov, Alexander (2012): Endogenous Structure of Polycentric Urban Area I: Isolated City.
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the interplay between production, commuting and commuting and costs shapes the economy at intra-urban level. Specifically, we study how economic integration affects the internal stricture of cities and how decentralizing of production and consumption of goods in secondary employment centers allows firms located in a large city to maintain their performance. The main distinctive feature of the model is two-dimensional city structure with variable number of secondary business districts. Several new results in urban economics are established, which all agree with empirical evidence and some of them cannot be obtained in framework of the linear city model.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Endogenous Structure of Polycentric Urban Area I: Isolated City|
|English Title:||Endogenous Structure of Polycentric Urban Area I: Isolated City|
|Keywords:||City structure; Secondary business centers; Commuting costs, Communication costs|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R14 - Land Use Patterns
|Depositing User:||Alexander Sidorov|
|Date Deposited:||16. Feb 2012 13:11|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 16:32|
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