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ECONÓMICA
Vol. LII, No. 1-2, January-December 2006
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Choosing a place to live and a workplace
Huberto M. Ennis, Santiago M. Pinto and Alberto Porto

Article Citation:

Ennis, Huberto M., Santiago M. Pinto and Alberto Porto (2006). “Choosing a place to live and a workplace”. Económica, Vol. LII(1-2): 15-51.

Abstract:

We study how fiscal policies and commuting costs determine the geographical distribution of workers and households in an economy. We characterize equilibrium outcomes in a simple two-region model with commuting costs, local public goods, and local infrastructure. We also provide a short survey of the related economic literature that discusses other important factors driving the localization decisions of agents. Finally, we argue that the issues raise in this paper play a significant role in the geographic distribution of economic activity in the Greater Buenos Aires urban area of Argentina.

Resumen:

En este trabajo se estudia como la política fiscal y los costos de transporte determinan la distribución geográfica de los trabajadores y las familias. Se utiliza un modelo simple de dos regiones con costos de transporte, bienes públicos locales e infraestructura local. Se presenta una breve revisión de literatura relacionada que estudia otros factores determinantes de la localización de los agentes. Se argumenta que las cuestiones estudiadas juegan un rol importante en la distribución geográfica de la actividad económica en el área urbana del Gran Buenos Aires.

Language: English

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Author(s):

Huberto M. Ennis: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Santiago M. Pinto : West Virginia University
Alberto Porto : National University of La Plata

JEL Classifications:

J61- Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
R12- Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
H30- Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General
H41- Public Goods
H54- National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: Infrastructures; Other Public Investment and Capital Stock
H70- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations: General

 
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