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Trade and the structure of cities

Jean Cavailhes, Carl Gaigne and Jacques Thisse ()
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Jean Cavailhes: INRA-CESAER

No 623, KIER Working Papers from Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research

Abstract: Our purpose is to investigate how the interplay between trade, commuting and communication costs shapes the economy at both the interregional and intraurban levels. Specifically, we study how economic integration affects the internal structure of cities and show how decentralizing the production and consumption of goods in secondary employment centers allows firms located in a large city to maintain their predominance. Several new results in both economic geography and urban economics are established, which all agree with empirical evidence.

Keywords: city structure; secondary business centers; commuting costs; trade costs; communication costs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F12 F22 R12 R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-int and nep-ure
Date: 2006-09
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