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Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies

Gilles Duranton () and Diego Puga ()

Chapter 48 in Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, 2004, vol. 4, pp 2063-2117 from Elsevier

Abstract: This handbook chapter studies the theoretical micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies. We distinguish three types of micro-foundations, based on sharing, matching, and learning mechanisms. For each of these three categories, we develop one or more core models in detail and discuss the literature in relation to those models. This allows us to give a precise characterisation of some of the main theoretical underpinnings of urban agglomeration economies, to discuss modelling issues that arise when working with these tools, and to compare different sources of agglomeration economies in terms of the aggregate urban outcomes they produce as well as in terms of their normative implications.

JEL-codes: R1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004
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