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Economics of Agglomeration Cities, Industrial Location, and Globalization

ISBN-10: 0521805244

ISBN-13: 9780521805247

Edition: 2001

Authors: Masahisa Fujita, Jacques-Fran�ois Thisse

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This title provides the first unifying treatment of the range of economic reasons for the clustering of firms and households. It may be used in coursework for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates.
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Agglomeration and Economic Theory
Introduction
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
Introduction
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
Concluding Remarks
The Thunen Model and Land Rent Formation
Introduction
The Location of Divisible Activities
The Urban Land Rent
Concluding Remarks
Increasing Returns and Transport Costs: The Fundamental Trade-Off of a Spatial Economy
Introduction
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
Concluding Remarks
Cities and the Public Sector
Introduction
The City as a Public Good
The Number and Size of Cities under Politics
Concluding Remarks
Appendix
The Structure of Metropolitan Areas
The Spatial Structure of Cities under Communications Externalities
Introduction
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
Concluding Remarks
Appendix
The Formation of Urban Centers under Imperfect Competition
Introduction
Monopolistic Competition and the Formation of Shopping Districts
Oligopolistic Competition and the Agglomeration of Retailers
Consumers' Search and the Clustering of Shops
The Formation of Urban Employment Centers
Concluding Remarks
Appendix
Factor Mobility and Industrial Location
Industrial Agglomeration under Marshallian Externalities
Introduction
Factor Mobility and Agglomeration Economies
Oligopoly, Localization Economies, and Regional Advantage
The Formation of Industrial Clusters under Localization Economies
Concluding Remarks
Appendix
Industrial Agglomeration under Monopolistic Competition
Introduction
The Core-Periphery Model
Sticky Labor and Regional Specialization
A Linear Model of Core-Periphery: Discriminatory Pricing and Welfare
On the Impact of Forward-Looking Behavior
Concluding Remarks
Appendix
Urban Systems and Regional Growth
Back to Thunen: The Formation of Cities in a Spatial Economy
Introduction
City Formation under Preference for Variety
City Formation with Intermediate Commodities
On the Emergence and Structure of Urban Systems
Concluding Remarks
Appendix
On the Relationship between Agglomeration and Growth
Introduction
A Model of Agglomeration and Growth
Agglomeration and Growth When Production is Footloose
Agglomeration and Growth in the Presence of Barriers that Prevent Innovation Transfer
Concluding Remarks
Appendix
References
Name Index
Subject Index