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dc.contributor.authorIoannides, Yannis M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOverman, Henry G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRossi-Hansberg, Estebanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidheiny, Kurten_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:15:51Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:15:51Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26094-
dc.description.abstractTwo innovations in the last century have changed dramatically the cost of communicating and transmitting information: The first is the widespread adoption of telephony; the second is the internet. We study the implications of these changes in ICT for urban structure. We find robust evidence that increases in the number of telephone lines per capita lead to a more concentrated distribution of city sizes and so correspondingly to more dispersion in the distribution of economic activity in space. The evidence on internet usage is more speculative, although it goes in the same direction. This empirical result is rationalized in a theoretical model.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper|x2049en_US
dc.subject.jelR0en_US
dc.subject.jelR1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwStadtgeographieen_US
dc.subject.stwSiedlungsstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwInformationstechniken_US
dc.subject.stwTelefonen_US
dc.subject.stwInterneten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleThe effect of information and communication technologies on urban structureen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn538342498en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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