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Are Sunnier Cities Denser?

John Hartwick

No 1164, Working Paper from Economics Department, Queen's University

Abstract: We set out an open, monocentric city with residential structures and reflect on how changes to an amenity index affcts the city. On the production side, the shock is represented by a productivity improvement and a local wage increase and on the consumption side the shock is represented by an exogenous boost to the utility of a resident's current commodity bundle. In each case the city's population, land rent and footprint expand. In the second case there is an increase in density.

Keywords: urban amenities; density; wages (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
Date: 2007-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-lab and nep-ure
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