Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128393
Authors: 
Garcia-López, Miquel-Àngel
Pasidis, Ilias
Marsal, Elisabet Viladecans
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5699
Abstract: 
This paper provides evidence for the causal effect of the highway and railway infrastructure on the suburbanization of population in European cities. We adopt different measures of transportation infrastructure and estimate their joint effects on suburbanization using a two-step panel approach. Our main results suggest that an additional highway ray displaced approximately 4% of the central city population in European cities over a 10-year period, whereas we find no significant effect for the railways on average. However, railways did cause suburbanization those located in Central-North Europe. When employing the full time span covered by our data and accounting for the diversity of European cities, we find a smaller effect of highways on suburbanization during more recent decades and for ”cities with history”. Factors such as historical urban amenities, traffic congestion, urban policies etc. appear to provide reasonable explanations for these differences. The findings of this paper are novel and provide valuable insights for European regional and transport policies.
Subjects: 
suburbanization
transportation
Europe
JEL: 
R40
R20
O40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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