DP8572 Spatial Frictions

Behrens, Kristian, Mion, Giordano, Murata, Yasusada and Sudekum, Jens (2011) DP8572 Spatial Frictions. Discussion Paper. Centre for Economic Policy Research.

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Abstract

The world is replete with spatial frictions. Shipping goods across cities entails trade frictions. Commuting within cities causes urban frictions. How important are these frictions in shaping the spatial economy? We develop and quantify a novel framework to address this question at three different levels: Do spatial frictions matter for the city-size distribution? Do they affect individual city sizes? Do they contribute to the productivity advantage of large cities and the nature of competition in cities? The short answers are: no, yes, and it depends.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Discussion Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 15:38
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 14:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58759
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