SPATIAL ECONOMIC BEHAVIOUR. THE MICROECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF URBAN AND TRANSPORT ECONOMICS

The aim of this text is to provide a rigorous introduction to the analysis of various decisions involving a spatial dimension, and to intergrate them more closely into a unifie theory of spatial economics. There are four parts to the development of the analysis. First the economics of choice is extended to consider simple decisions about choice of travel mode and destination, residential and other locations and activities with a spatial dimension. Following this, various complications are introduced to cover choice under uncertainty, the theory of search, and conflicts between different groups of decision-makers in local economies. In the third part an attempt is made to relate the various sectors of the local economy together in both equilibrium and disequilibrium adaptive frameworks. Finally the various themes are drawn together with suggestions for future methods of analysis and planning in spatial economices. (TRRL)

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    Macmillan Press, Limited

    4 Little Essex Street
    London WC2R 3LF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Vickerman, R W
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00330257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM