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Dispersed Interactions of Urban Residents

Bazhanov, Andrei and Hartwick, John (2006): Dispersed Interactions of Urban Residents.

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Abstract

Beckmann's interaction model has each resident touching base in face-to-face activity with every other resident at the other's residence per unit time. We re-work his resulting ''interaction city'' with each resident ''operating with'' a Cobb-Douglas utility function. Similar but somewhat ''richer'' outcomes occur. We also investigate a new case with intermediate dispersion of face-to-face activity, one with scale economies in trip-making.

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