Self-organization of agglomeration patterns for economic models in a two-dimensional economic space is studied from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint of new economic geography, central place theory, and bifurcation theory. Emergence of hexagonal distributions of various sizes in a homogeneous space is predicted theoretically for core-periphery models. The existence of hexagonal distributions as stable equilibria is demonstrated by a comparative static analysis with respect to transport costs for specific core-periphery models. These distributions are the ones envisaged by central place theory and also inferred to emerge by Krugman (1996) for a core-periphery model in two dimensions.
- Central place theory
- Core-periphery models
- Group-theoretic bifurcation theory
- New economic geography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management