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Agglomeration Economics
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Agglomeration Economics

Edward L. Glaeser

Abstract

When firms and people are located near each other in cities and in industrial clusters, they benefit in various ways, including by reducing the costs of exchanging goods and ideas. One might assume that these benefits would become less important as transportation and communication costs fall. Paradoxically, however, cities have become increasingly important, and even within cities, industrial clusters remain vital. This book brings together chapters that examine the reasons why economic activity continues to cluster together despite the falling costs of moving goods and transmitting informatio ... More

Keywords: transportation costs, communication costs, exchanging goods, exchanging ideas, economics of agglomeration, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226297897
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226297927.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward L. Glaeser, editor

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