Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109094
Authors: 
Öner, Özge
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 1055
Abstract: 
This paper explores the role of retailers as an urban amenity. Using data for Swedish rural and city municipalities for 2002-2008, ‘accessibility to shops' measures are constructed for the shops in the municipalities and in the hosting regions separately to examine the relationship between consumption possibilities and place attractiveness in a spatial continuum. Place attractiveness is proxied by a Q ratio for Swedish housing investment based on Tobin's Q. Access to stores within municipal market boundaries is found to be relevant for the place attractiveness of city municipalities, whereas no such relationship is evident for rural municipalities.
Subjects: 
Housing
Urban amenities
Retail
Q theory
Regional hierarchy
JEL: 
L81
R12
R14
R31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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