Contributions to a Theory of Urban Residential Structuring

Revista de Economía Institucional Vol. 9, No. 17, 2007

Posted: 6 Dec 2007

Abstract

The city is a collective project that seeks to improve the general welfare of the population. Residential structuring agents have an inclination to get richer without reason. If collective actions that control and regulate this inclination are missing, the city becomes a powerful instrument to unequally distribute the wealth that emerges from urbanization. This article proposes a non-conventional approach to residential structuring as a place for wealth transference, an analytical option that emphasizes the principle that institutions precede residential markets.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: urban economics, residential structuring, public goods, land uses

JEL Classification: R52, R53, R21

Suggested Citation

Alfonso R., Óscar A., Contributions to a Theory of Urban Residential Structuring. Revista de Economía Institucional Vol. 9, No. 17, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1039261

Óscar A. Alfonso R. (Contact Author)

Universidad Externado de Colombia ( email )

Bogota D.C
Colombia

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