publication . Doctoral thesis . 2004

Models of economic geography: dynamics, estimation and policy evaluation

Knaap, Thijs;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: s.n.
Abstract
In this thesis we look at economic geography models from a number of angles. We started by placing the theory in a context of preceding theories, both earlier work on spatial economics and other children of the monopolistic competition ‘revolution.’ Next, we looked at the theoretical properties of these models, especially when we allow firms to have different demand functions for intermediate goods. We estimated the model using a dataset on US states, and computed a number of counterfactuals. Finally, we used the theory to conduct a policy evaluation exercise concerning the construction of a railroad. From the first chapter, we learn that there exist a large num...
Subjects
free text keywords: Proefschriften (vorm), Modellen, Economische geografie, 74.06
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