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The dynamic process of settlement formation is a fundamental issue in regional science. Our proposed model integrates the economic and migratory sectors in terms of endogenous variables in order to describe the evolution of continuous population distributions as a self-organising process. The...
The purpose of this article is to critically examine key factors that have been involved in the remarkable economic turnaround of Mediterranean France, which until recently was always considered to be a peripheral zone within the national economy. Particular attention is given to the role of...
Previous estimates of the elasticity of substitution between capital and land ignore the role of labor and financing in the production function for housing. In the case of cross-section data between cities, time-series data, or pooled cross-section and time-series data, the exclusion of one or...
This paper analyses the patterns of public sector construction expenditure in the United States for the 1957–1985 period. Expenditure trends of six categories of public works are analysed at three regional scales. Demand and supply factors influencing capital expenditures are briefly interpreted.
An important issue regarding the use of construction investment as a public policy tool is the magnitude of its contribution to growth and the nature of its interactions with the other sectors in the economy. Development planners have long used the concepts of backward and forward linkages to...
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