Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69380
Authors: 
Combes, Pierre-Philippe
Duranton, Gilles
Gobillon, Laurent
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7027
Abstract: 
We develop a new methodology to estimate the elasticity of urban costs with respect to city population using French land price data. Our preferred estimate, which handles a number of estimation concerns, stands at 0.041. Our approach also yields a number of intermediate outputs of independent interest such as a distance gradient for land prices and the elasticity of unit land prices with respect to city population. For the latter, our preferred estimate is 0.72.
Subjects: 
urban costs
land prices
land use
agglomeration
JEL: 
R14
R21
R31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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