THE LOCATION OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN CITIES

A SUMMARY IS PRESENTED OF THEORETICAL ANALYSIS DEVELOPED TO EXAMINE THE STRUCTURE OF FACTOR PRICES AND COSTS WITHIN A CORE-DOMINATED CITY. THIS ANALYSIS HIGHLIGHTS THE EFFECTS OF CERTAIN TECHNOLOGICAL LAGS AND TRANSPORT COST RELATIONSHIPS. THE DECENTRALIZATION OR SUBURBANIZATION OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS IS A FAMILIAR PHENOMENON. A MODEL DESCRIBING THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY WITHIN THESE METROPOLITAN AREAS, ASSIGNS TO THE AUTOMOBILE A MORE MODEST ROLE IN THE SUBURBANIZATION OF METROPOLITAN ACTIVITY THAN IS FOUND IN MOST STUDIES. RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF TWO EMPIRICAL ANALYSES OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN THE PARTICULAR CORE-DOMINATED CITY OF CHICAGO. THE ANALYSIS OF LOCATION IS MADE FOR THIS SECTOR SINCE MANUFACTURING IS THE LARGEST EMPLOYER IN MANY OF THESE METROPOLITAN AREAS AND HAS HAD THE LARGEST CENTRAL CITY DECLINE IN EMPLOYMENT.

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    • Vol 57, No 2, PP 211-222, 1 TAB, 12 REF
  • Authors:
    • Moses, L
    • Williamson, H F
  • Publication Date: 1967-5

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  • Accession Number: 00201339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1994 12:00AM