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Spatial Distribution of Production and Education

Olga Alonso-Villar

No 8, Documentos de trabajo - Analise Economica from IDEGA - Instituto Universitario de Estudios e Desenvolvemento de Galicia

Abstract: There is no doubt that people like to migrate to large cities because they can acquire a wider range of products and jobs, but also because they can exchange information and ideas in an easier way. In this respect, we will attempt to explain the formation of metropolitan areas through a general equilibrium model in which concentration emerges not only from the interaction between increasing returns to scale at the firm level, transport costs and the mobility of labor, but also from human capital externalities. Our aim is to underline the role of human capital as a factor that fosters both the agglomeration of the economic activity and cities' growth. The paper shows that there is new scope for government activities.

Keywords: Monopolistic Competition; Agglomeration; Human Capital; Education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D43 D62 R12 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu, nep-geo, nep-lab, nep-mic and nep-ure
Date: 2000
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