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Aerotropolis: an aviation-linked space

Ricardo Flores-Fillol () and Rosella Nicolini ()

UFAE and IAE Working Papers from Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC)

Abstract: This paper examines the conditions allowing for the formation of aeropolitan areas as large industrial areas with a high concentration of commercial activities in the proximity of cargo airports. When firms deliver part of their production by plane, land competition takes place among service operators, firms and farmers. Service operators supply facilities that firms can take advantage of. Our framework allows selecting a stable land equilibrium: the spatial sequence Airport-Industrial Park-Rural Area (A-I-R). Aerotropolis-type configurations arise around cargo airports when there is an intense use of the airport by the firms and a sufficiently high level of facilities.

Keywords: Aerotropolis; facilities; bid-rent function (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L29 L90 R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 34
Date: 2006-06-16
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