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Location and spatial clustering of artists
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9464-213X
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2014 (English)In: Regional Science and Urban Economics, ISSN 0166-0462, E-ISSN 1879-2308, Vol. 47, no 1, 128-137 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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2014. Vol. 47, no 1, 128-137 p.
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Artists, Clustering, Knowledge externalities, Location choice
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Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150971DOI: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2013.09.008ISI: 000342872400012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84906942933OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150971DiVA: diva2:746739
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Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-12 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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