The Economic Effects of Density: A Synthesis

  title={The Economic Effects of Density: A Synthesis},
  author={Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Elisabetta Pietrostefani},
  journal={Microeconomics: Welfare Economics \& Collective Decision-Making eJournal},
This paper synthesises the state of knowledge on the economic effects of density. We consider 15 outcome categories and 202 estimates of density elasticities from 102 studies. More than 50% of these estimates have not been previously published and have been provided by authors on request or inferred from published results in auxiliary analyses. We contribute own estimates of density elasticities of 16 distinct outcome variables that belong to categories where the evidence base is thin… Expand
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