Aerotropolis: an aviation-linked space

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Flores-Fillol, Ricardo ; Nicolini, Rosella (2011)
  • Publisher: Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Departament d'Economia
  • Related identifiers: handle: 10261/1741
  • Subject: 338 - Situació econòmica. Política econòmica. Gestió, control i planificació de l'economia. Producció. Serveis. Turisme. Preus | Geografia rural | Zones industrials | Aeroports | Aerotropolis | Bid-rent function | Facilities | Aerotropolis; facilities; bid-rent function
    • jel: jel:L29 | jel:L90 | jel:R14

This paper examines the conditions allowing the formation of aeropolitan areas as large industrial areas with a high concentration of commercial activities in the proximity of selected airports. We assume that firms deliver their production by plane and land competition takes place among service operators, firms and farmers. Service operators supply facilities that firms can absorb. Our framework identifies a unique land equilibrium characterized by the spatial sequence Airport - Industrial park - Rural area (A-I-R). Aerotropolis-type configurations are associated with the level of transport costs and the degree of intensity of facilities. Keywords: aerotropolis; facilities; bid-rent function. JEL Classification Numbers: L29; L90; R14.
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