Location and spatial clustering of artists
2014 (English)In: Regional Science and Urban Economics, ISSN 0166-0462, Vol. 47, no 1, 128-137 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Surveys of artists' location choices show that they disproportionately reside in large cities. This paper introduces a model that attempts to explain this urban preference. The model includes four factors: access to other artists; access to consumer demand; access to service jobs; and housing affordability. These four factors are combined in a spatial equilibrium model. An equilibrium spatial distribution of artists is derived from the model and is correlated with the actual distribution among Swedish municipalities. Subsequently, the model is used for an econometric estimation of factor effects. The results show that access to other artists and local access to service jobs are important localization factors. Educated labor used as a proxy for consumer demand has a significant effect on artists' location choices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 47, no 1, 128-137 p.
Artists, Clustering, Knowledge externalities, Location choice
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150971DOI: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2013.09.008ISI: 000342872400012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84906942933OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150971DiVA: diva2:746739
QC 201409152014-09-152014-09-122015-06-12Bibliographically approved