How does transportation shape Intrametropolitan growth? An answer from the regional express rail
Miquel-Ángel Garcia-López (),
Camille Hemet and
Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal ()
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Miquel-Ángel Garcia-López: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & IEB
No 2015/20, Working Papers from Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB)
This paper analyzes the influence of transportation infrastructure, and in particular of the Regional Express Rail (RER), on employment and population growth in the Paris metropolitan area between 1968 and 2010. In order to make proper causal inference, we rely on historical instruments and control for all other transportation modes that could be complement or substitute to the RER. A dynamic analysis accounting for spatial heterogeneity reveals that for municipalities located less than 13 kilometers from an RER station, each kilometer closer to the station increases employment and population growth by 12% and 8% respectively. Regarding the time pattern of these effects, we find no impact of the RER expansion on employment growth during the first part of the period, while the effect on population growth appears earlier but declines over time.
Keywords: Urban growth; urban spatial structure; transportation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R11 R12 R42 L91 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: How does transportation shape intrametropolitan growth? An answer from the Regional Express Rail (2017)
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