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Agglomeration Economics

Edited by Edward L. Glaeser

Edited by Edward L. Glaeser

376 pages | 61 line drawings, 87 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2010
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780226297897 Published April 2010
E-book $7.00 to $45.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226297927 Published April 2010
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.

Agglomeration Economics brings together a group of essays that examine the reasons why economic activity continues to cluster together despite the falling costs of moving goods and transmitting information. The studies cover a wide range of topics and approach the economics of agglomeration from different angles. Together they advance our understanding of agglomeration and its implications for a globalized world.
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Edward L. Glaeser


1. Estimating Agglomeration Economies with History, Geology, and Worker Effects


Pierre- Philippe Combes, Gilles Duranton, Laurent Gobillon, and Sébastien Roux


2. Dispersion in House Price and Income Growth across Markets: Facts and Theories


Joseph Gyourko, Christopher Mayer, and Todd Sinai


3. Cities as Six- by- Six- Mile Squares: Zipf ’s Law?


Thomas J. Holmes and Sanghoon Lee

4. Labor Pooling as a Source of Agglomeration:


An Empirical Investigation


Henry G. Overman and Diego Puga


5. Urbanization, Agglomeration, and Coagglomeration of Service Industries


Jed Kolko


6. Who Benefi ts Whom in the Neighborhood? Demographics and Retail Product Geography


Joel Waldfogel


7. Understanding Agglomerations in Health Care


Katherine Baicker and Amitabh Chandra


8. The Agglomeration of U.S. Ethnic Inventors


William R. Kerr


9. Small Establishments/ Big Effects: Agglomeration, Industrial Organization, and Entrepreneurship


Stuart S. Rosenthal and William C. Strange


10. Did the Death of Distance Hurt Detroit and Help New York?


Edward L. Glaeser and Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto


11. New Evidence on Trends in the Cost of


Urban Agglomeration


Matthew E. Kahn




Author Index


Subject Index

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