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Testing for Localization Using Micro-Geographic Data
To study the detailed location patterns of industries, and particularly the tendency for industries to cluster relative to overallmanufacturing, we develop distance-based tests of localisation. Expand
Spatial Wage Disparities: Sorting Matters!
Spatial wage disparities can result from spatial differences in the skill composition of the workforce, in non-human endowments, and in local interactions. To distinguish between these explanations,… Expand
Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation and the Life-Cycle of Products
A simple model of process innovation is proposed, where firms learn about their ideal production process by making prototypes. We build around this a dynamic general equilibrium model, and derive… Expand
The Productivity Advantages of Large Cities: Distinguishing Agglomeration from Firm Selection
Firms are more productive on average in larger cities. Two main explanations have been offered: firm selection (larger cities toughen competition, allowing only the most productive to survive) and… Expand
Urban Growth and Transportation
We estimate the effects of major roads and public transit on the growth of major cities in the US between 1980 and 2000. We find that a 10% increase in a city’s stock of roads causes about a 2%… Expand
Urban Evolutions: The Fast, the Slow, and the Still
- G. Duranton
- 1 February 2007
With the use of French and US data, new and systematic evidence is provided about the rapid location changes of industries across cities (the fast). Cities are also slowly moving up and down the… Expand
Diversity and Specialisation in Cities: Why, Where and When Does it Matter?
Why are some cities specialised and others diversified? What are the advantages and disadvantages of urban specialisation and diversity? To what extent does the structure of cities, and the… Expand
Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics
Developments in methodologies, agglomeration, and a range of applied issues have characterized recent advances in regional and urban studies. Volume 5 concentrates on these developments while… Expand
From Sectoral to Functional Urban Specialisation
Abstract Striking evidence is presented of a previously unremarked transformation of urban structure from mainly sectoral to mainly functional specialisation. We offer an explanation showing that… Expand
From Sectoral to Functional Urban Specialization
Striking evidence is presented of a previously unremarked transformation of urban structure from mainly sectoral to mainly functional specialization. We offer an explanation showing that this… Expand