Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/177677
Authors: 
Levkovich, Or
Rouwendal, Jan
van Ommeren, Jos
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 17-109/VIII
Abstract: 
We study the role of land development restrictions for the effects of highway expansion on the spatial distribution of population. We demonstrate that these restrictions strongly interfered with the effects of highways in the Netherlands. Introducing an IV approach to address endogenous interaction variables, our findings show that new highways accelerated population growth in peripheral areas, but had no such effect in central cities and suburban municipalities. We find that due to development restrictions near larger cities, the highway expansion caused a ‘leapfrog’ pattern, in which suburban growth skipped development-restricted areas and expanded into farther located peripheral areas.
Subjects: 
highways
development restrictions
population redistribution
suburbanization
instrumental variables
endogenous interaction variables
JEL: 
R11
R58
R52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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