Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/3860
Authors: 
Bode, Eckhardt
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1289
Abstract: 
The paper proposes an econometric approach for quantifying jointly the geographical scope of commuting as well as the various forms of agglomeration economies originating from metropolitan centers. Adopting an urban economics perspective, and using land prices to measure their aggregate effects, the approach estimates the geographical reach of commuting and urban externalities from a hierarchical system of gradient functions. The results for West German NUTS3 regions indicate that metropolitan areas may be larger than suggested by MSA classifications based on commuting only. Metropolitan subcenters are found to enlarge metropolitan areas significantly.
Subjects: 
Commuting
Agglomeration economies
Land price gradient
Urban fringe
Germany
Urban economics
JEL: 
R14
C21
C52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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