Essays on Spatial Economies and Organization
2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis concerns both static and dynamic modeling in a spatial computable general equilibrium setting. First, we have applied a static framework for the assessment of economic impacts of the Öresund bridge. Secondly, we make an attempt to enhance the static framework through the introduction of economic dynamics. Third, we introduce the STRAGO model, incorporating monopolistic competition, dynamics and additive transport costs. STRAGO is applied to the analysis of effects from a kilometer tax on freight. The last paper presents a framework for studying the division, or fragmentation of production. This framework uses the standard theory of monopolistic competition, with a production chain extension, through a recursive view of markets. The optimal level of fragmentation in such industries is studied.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2009. , v, 30 p.
Trita-TEC-PHD, ISSN 1653-4468 ; 09-005
spatial computable general equilibrium, monopolistic competition, dynamic, organization, new economic geography, fragmentation, production chains, vertical, horizontal, regional economics, trade.
Economics and Business Economics Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10540ISBN: 978-91-85539-43-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-10540DiVA: diva2:218974
2009-06-12, sal F2, KTH, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Hewings, Geoffrey J.D., Professor
Lundqvist, Lars, Professor Emeritus
QC 201008112009-06-042009-05-252010-08-11Bibliographically approved
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