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Duranton, Gilles

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Works: 80 works in 290 publications in 1 language and 1,149 library holdings
Roles: Redactor, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HC79.D5, 338.6042
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Most widely held works by Gilles Duranton
The economics of clusters : lessons from the French experience by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clusters policies have become a key focus for policy makers in recent years. This book looks at the development of clusters of economic activity and their importance in shaping industrial and public policy. It examines the success and failures of policy in France and extrapolates its findings to the rest of the world
Recent developments in urban and regional economics ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From sectoral to functional urban specialization by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: 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 transformation is inextricably interrelated with changes in firms' organization. A greater variety of business services for headquarters and of sector-specific intermediates for production plants within a city reduces costs, while congestion increases with city size. A fall in the costs of remote management leads to a transformation of the equilibrium urban and industrial structure. Cities shift from specializing by sector -- with integrated headquarters and plants -- to specializing mainly by function -- with headquarters and business services clustered in larger cities, and plants clustered in smaller cities
Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: This handbook chapter studies the theoretical micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies. We distinguish three types of micro-foundations, based on sharing, matching, and learning mechanisms. For each of these three categories, we develop one or more core models in detail and discuss the literature in relation to those models. This allows us to give a precise characterisation of some of the main theoretical underpinnings of urban agglomeration economies, to discuss modelling issues that arise when working with these tools, and to compare different sources of agglomeration economies in terms of the aggregate urban outcomes they produce as well as in terms of their normative implications
The fundamental law of road congestion evidence from US cities by Gilles Duranton ( )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We investigate the relationship between interstate highways and highway vehicle kilometers traveled (VKT) in US cities. We find that VKT increases proportionately to highways and identify three important sources for this extra VKT: an increase in driving by current residents; an increase in transportation intensive production activity; and an inflow of new residents. The provision of public transportation has no impact on VKT. We also estimate the aggregate city level demand for VKT and find it to be very elastic. We conclude that an increased provision of roads or public transit is unlikely to relieve congestion
Sand in the gears evaluating the effects of Toronto's land transfer tax by Benjamin Dachis ( )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Toronto Land Transfer Tax (LTT), implemented nearly a year ago, has had significant negative effects on the housing market, reducing sales and lowering average house prices."--Cover
Diversity and specialization in cities : why, where and when does it matter? by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Communication externalities in cities by Sylvie Charlot ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"To identify communication externalities in French cities, we exploit a unique survey recording workplace communication of individual workers. Our hypothesis is that in larger and/or more educated cities, workers should communicate more. In turn, more communication should have a positive effect on individual wages. By estimating both an earnings and a communication equation, we find evidence of communication externalities. Being in a larger and more educated city makes workers communicate more and in turn this has a positive effects on wages. However, only a small fraction of the overall effects of a more educated and larger city on wages percolates through this channel"--London School of Economics web site
Testing for localization using micro-geographic data by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nursery cities : urban diversity, process innovation, and the life-cycle of products by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
City size distributions as a consequence of the growth process by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spatial wage disparities : sorting matters! by Pierre-Philippe Combes ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agglomeration and the adjustment of the spatial economy by Pierre-Philippe Combes ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We consider the literatures on urban systems and New Economic Geography to examine questions concerning agglomeration and how areas respond to shocks to the economic environment. We first propose a diagrammatic framework to compare the two approaches. We then use this framework to study a number of extensions and to consider several policy relevant issues
Is the division of labour limited by the extent of the market? : evidence from French cities by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing through cities in developing countries by Gilles Duranton ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper examines the effects of urbanization on development and growth. It begins with a labor market perspective and emphasizes the importance of agglomeration economies, both static and dynamic. It then argues that more productive jobs in cities do not exist in a void and underscores the importance of job and firm dynamics. In turn, these dynamics are shaped by the broader characteristics of urban systems. A number of conclusions are drawn. First, agglomeration effects are quantitatively important and pervasive. Second, the productive advantage of large cities is constantly eroded and must be sustained by new job creation and innovation. Third, this process of creative destruction in cities, which is fundamental for aggregate growth, is determined in part by the characteristics of urban systems and broader institutional features. The paper highlights important differences between developing countries and more advanced economies. A major challenge for developing countries is to reinforce the role of their urban systems as drivers of economic growth"--Abstract
Exploring the detailed location patters [sic] of UK manufacturing industries using microgeographic data by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We use a point-pattern methodology to explore the detailed location patterns of UK manufacturing industries. In particular, we consider the location of entrants and exiters vs. continuing establishments, domestic- vs. foreign-owned, large vs. small, and affiliated vs. independent. We also examine co-localisation between vertically linked industries. Our analysis provides a set of new stylised facts and confirmation for others
Rising trade costs? : agglomeration and trade with endogenous transaction costs by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While transport costs have fallen, the empirical evidence also points at rising total trade costs. In a model of industry location with endogenous transaction costs, we show how and under which conditions a decline in transport costs can lead to an increase in the total cost of trade."
Assessing the effects of local taxation using microgeographic data by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Labour pooling, labour poaching and spatial clustering by Pierre-Philippe Combes ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From cities to productivity and growth in developing countries by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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