EconStor >
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Mailand >
FEEM Working Papers, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei  >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/53253
  
Title:Pollution and the efficiency of urban growth PDF Logo
Authors:Quaas, Martin F.
Smulders, Sjak
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 75.2008
Abstract:We analyze the efficiency of urbanization patterns in a dynamic model of endogenous urban growth with two sectors of production. Production exhibits increasing returns to scale on aggregate. Urban environmental pollution, as a force that discourages agglomeration, is caused by domestic production. We show that cities are too large and too few in number in equilibrium, compared to the efficient urbanization path, if economic growth implies increasing aggregate emissions. If, on the other hand, production becomes cleaner over time (`quality growth') the urbanization path approximates the efficient outcome after finite time.
Subjects:Cities
Urbanisation
Pollution
Growth
Migration
Sustainable Development
JEL:Q56
R12
O18
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:FEEM Working Papers, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
643930280.pdf354.69 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/53253

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.