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Economics of agglomeration : cities, industrial location, and regional growth

Author: 藤田, 昌久, (1943- ) ; Masahisa Fujita; Jacques-François Thisse
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explains the economic rationale for the clustering of firms and households.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: 藤田, 昌久, (1943- ) ; Masahisa Fujita; Jacques-François Thisse
ISBN: 0521801389 9780521801386 0521805244 9780521805247
OCLC Number: 46937739
Awards: Winner of William Alonso Memorial Prize for Innovative Work in Regional Science 2004
Description: xi, 466 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Agglomeration and Economic Theory --
Cities: Past and Future --
Why Do We Observe Agglomerations? --
On the Relationship between Space and Economics --
Plan of the Book --
Fundamentals of Geographical Economics --
The Breakdown of the Price Mechanism in a Spatial Economy --
The Quadratic Assignment Problem --
The Spatial Impossibility Theorem --
The First Welfare Theorem in a Spatial Economy --
Considerations on the Second Welfare Theorem in a Spatial Economy --
The Thunen Model and Land Rent Formation --
The Location of Divisible Activities --
The Urban Land Rent --
Increasing Returns and Transport Costs: The Fundamental Trade-Off of a Spatial Economy --
Microfoundations of Increasing Returns at the City Level --
City Size under Scale Economies --
Trade in a System of Cities --
Competition and the Spatial Organization of Markets --
Cities and the Public Sector --
The City as a Public Good --
The Number and Size of Cities under Politics --
The Structure of Metropolitan Areas --
The Spatial Structure of Cities under Communications Externalities --
Agglomeration as Spatial Interaction among Individuals or Firms --
The City as Spatial Interdependence between Firms and Workers --
The Monocentric City --
The Polycentric City --
Suburbanization and the Location of Multiunit Firms --
The Formation of Urban Centers under Imperfect Competition --
Monopolistic Competition and the Formation of Shopping Districts --
Oligopolistic Competition and the Agglomeration of Retailers --
Consumers' Search and the Clustering of Shops.
Responsibility: Masahisa Fujita, Jacques-François Thisse.
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