Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/113124
Authors: 
Borck, Rainald
Tabuchi, Takatoshi
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2015: Ökonomische Entwicklung - Theorie und Politik - Session: Urban Economics I A15-V1
Abstract: 
We study the optimal and equilibrium size of cities in a monocentric city model with environmental pollution. Pollution is related to city size through the effect of population on production, commuting, and housing consumption. If pollution is local, we find that equilibrium cities are too large, mirroring standard results in the theory of city systems. When pollution is global and per capita pollution declines with city size, however, equilibrium cities may be too small.
JEL: 
R12
Q54
R13
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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