The Impact of Population Agglomeration of an Area on Its Neighbors – Evidence from the US

35 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2015 Last revised: 25 Mar 2018

Date Written: June 14, 2017

Abstract

Cities have always been important centers of growth throughout history. However, little is known about the economic spillovers a city produces on its neighboring areas. In this paper, I look at the effect of growth of a city on its surrounding non-city counties, by using the methods outlined in Qu and Lee (2015) and Qu, Wang and Lee (2016). The results show that the impact of a city on its surroundings is inverted U-shaped – at low levels of city GDP per capita, growth of a city creates positive spillovers, however it diminishes as the city gets richer.

Keywords: population agglomeration, spatial econometrics, spillovers

JEL Classification: O18, R1

Suggested Citation

Islam, T. M. Tonmoy, The Impact of Population Agglomeration of an Area on Its Neighbors – Evidence from the US (June 14, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2639815 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2639815

T. M. Tonmoy Islam (Contact Author)

Elon University ( email )

Elon, NC 27244
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.tmtonmoyislam.com

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