High-speed rail transit impact on regional systems: Does the Shinkansen contribute to dispersion?

Komei Sasaki, Tadahiro Ohashi, Asao Ando

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Abstract

This paper intends to evaluate impacts of high-speed rail transit, i.e., Shinkansen network in Japan on spatial dispersion of economic activities and population. For doing so, a simple supply-oriented regional econometric model is constructed, and simulation analyses are carried out for alternative hypothetical scenarios of the Shinkansen network. The results show that denser Shinkansen network will not necessarily contribute to regional dispersion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-98
Number of pages22
JournalAnnals of Regional Science
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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