Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18356
Authors: 
Borck, Rainald
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
DIW-Diskussionspapiere 505
Abstract: 
This paper examines social agglomeration externalities. Using survey data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, I examine the link between city size and different measures of consumption, social interaction and social capital. Further, using responses to satisfaction questions, I analyse whether individuals are compensated for diseconomies of agglomeration by positive agglomeration externalities in other areas. This equilibrium hypothesis cannot be rejected.
Subjects: 
agglomeration
externalities
social interaction
JEL: 
R22
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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