Urban growth and transportation

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Gilles Duranton; Matthew A. Turner;
  • Journal: Review of Economic Studies,volume 79,issue 4,pages1,407-1,440
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/restud/rds010
  • Subject: instrumental variables; public transport; transportation; urban growth | urban growth, transportation, public transport, instrumental variables
    • jel: jel:L91 | jel:R11 | jel:N70 | jel:R49
    mesheuropmc: human activities

We estimate the effects of major roads and public transit on the growth of major cities in the US between 1980 and 2000. We find that a 10% increase in a city’s stock of roads causes about a 2% increase in its population and employment and a small decrease in its share ... View more
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