Stability and sustainability of urban systems under commuting and transportation costs

Yuki Takayama, Kiyohiro Ikeda, Jacques François Thisse

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This paper explores the conditions for the emergence of a system of cities in a general equilibrium setting that accounts for the mobility of labor, transportation costs between cities and commuting costs within cities. Locations are equally distributed over a circular space. We find that the multiplicity of stable spatial equilibria is the rule and not the exception. Using the concept of stability areas to study the transition from one stable equilibrium to the next, we show that decreasing commuting or transportation costs generate equilibrium paths that may feature a megalopolis or hierarchical system of cities having different sizes. We confirm that transportation and commuting costs have opposite impacts on the space-economy.

本文言語English
論文番号103553
ジャーナルRegional Science and Urban Economics
84
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2020 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 経済学、計量経済学
  • 都市研究

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