Agglomerative tendencies in the distribution of populations

Leonardi G & Casti J (1986). Agglomerative tendencies in the distribution of populations. Regional Science and Urban Economics 16 (1): 43-56. DOI:10.1016/0166-0462(86)90012-8.

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Abstract

The paper explores the role of accessibility to mutual contacts as an agglomeration force in the spatial distribution of population. The uniqueness conditions for the equilibrium solutions are analyzed in the static case, with the aid of mathematical programming embedding properties. A dynamic version in continuous time is then built, and conditions for instability of a globally stable equilibrium and appearance of multiple locally stable and unstable equilibria are stated. Finally, some implications for the geographical structure are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 13:55
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 13:56
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12537

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