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Duranton, Gilles

Works: 110 works in 385 publications in 2 languages and 2,256 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Opponent, Redactor, Contributor, 958
Classifications: HT391.3, 330.91732
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Most widely held works by Gilles Duranton
Handbook of regional and urban economics by Edwin S Mills( Book )

in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1. Regional economics 1 edited by Peter Nijkamp. v.2. Urban economics 1 edite d by Edwin S. Mills
The economics of clusters : lessons from the French experience by Gilles Duranton( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book looks at the mechanisms at work behind cluster dynamics, the gains that can be expected from increased clustering, and the determinants of cluster policies. Fucusing on France, it provides a theoretical and empirical study of clusters, their success and failures, and the policy lessons that can be applied to the wider international community."--Back cover
Recent developments in urban and regional economics( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From sectoral to functional urban specialization by Gilles Duranton( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Striking evidence is presented of a previously unremarked transformation of urban structure from mainly sectoral to mainly functional specialization. We offer an explanation showing that this transformation is inextricably interrelated with changes in firms' organization. A greater variety of business services for headquarters and of sector-specific intermediates for production plants within a city reduces costs, while congestion increases with city size. A fall in the costs of remote management leads to a transformation of the equilibrium urban and industrial structure. Cities shift from specializing by sector -- with integrated headquarters and plants -- to specializing mainly by function -- with headquarters and business services clustered in larger cities, and plants clustered in smaller cities
Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies by Gilles Duranton( Book )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook chapter studies the theoretical micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies. We distinguish three types of micro-foundations, based on sharing, matching, and learning mechanisms. For each of these three categories, we develop one or more core models in detail and discuss the literature in relation to those models. This allows us to give a precise characterisation of some of the main theoretical underpinnings of urban agglomeration economies, to discuss modelling issues that arise when working with these tools, and to compare different sources of agglomeration economies in terms of the aggregate urban outcomes they produce as well as in terms of their normative implications
Diversity and specialization in cities : why, where and when does it matter? by Gilles Duranton( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nursery cities : urban diversity, process innovation, and the life-cycle of products by Gilles Duranton( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of regional and urban economics by Gilles Duranton( Book )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developments in methodologies, agglomeration, and a range of applied issues have characterized recent advances in regional and urban studies. Volume 5 concentrates on these developments while treating traditional subjects such as housing, the costs and benefits of cities, and policy issues beyond regional inequalities. Contributors make a habit of combining theory and empirics in each chapter, guiding research amid a trend in applied economics towards structural and quasi-experimental approaches. Clearly distinguished from the New Economic Geography covered by Volume 4, these articles feature
Testing for localization using micro-geographic data by Gilles Duranton( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fundamental law of road congestion : evidence from US cities by Gilles Duranton( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We investigate the relationship between interstate highways and highway vehicle kilometers traveled (VKT) in US cities. We find that VKT increases proportionately to highways and identify three important sources for this extra VKT: an increase in driving by current residents; an increase in transportation intensive production activity; and an inflow of new residents. The provision of public transportation has no impact on VKT. We also estimate the aggregate city level demand for VKT and find it to be very elastic. We conclude that an increased provision of roads or public transit is unlikely to relieve congestion
Labour pooling, labour poaching and spatial clustering by Pierre-Philippe Combes( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When firms cluster in the same local labour market, they face a trade-off between the benefits of labour pooling (i.e., access to workers whose knowledge helps reduce costs) and the costs of labour poaching (i.e., loss of some key workers to competition and the indirect effect of a higher wage bill to retain the others). We explore this trade-off in a duopoly game. Depending on market size and on the degree of horizontal differentiation between products, we characterize the strategic choices of firms regarding locations, wages, poaching and prices. Our results show that co-location, although it is always efficient, is not in general the equilibrium outcome
City size distributions as a consequence of the growth process by Gilles Duranton( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sand in the gears : evaluating the effects of Toronto's Land Transfer Tax by Benjamin Dachis( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Toronto Land Transfer Tax (LTT), implemented nearly a year ago, has had significant negative effects on the housing market, reducing sales and lowering average house prices."--Cover
Communication externalities in cities by Sylvie Charlot( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To identify communication externalities in French cities, we exploit a unique survey recording workplace communication of individual workers. Our hypothesis is that in larger and/or more educated cities, workers should communicate more. In turn, more communication should have a positive effect on individual wages. By estimating both an earnings and a communication equation, we find evidence of communication externalities. Being in a larger and more educated city makes workers communicate more and in turn this has a positive effects on wages. However, only a small fraction of the overall effects of a more educated and larger city on wages percolates through this channel"--London School of Economics web site
Agglomeration and the adjustment of the spatial economy by Pierre-Philippe Combes( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We consider the literatures on urban systems and New Economic Geography to examine questions concerning agglomeration and how areas respond to shocks to the economic environment. We first propose a diagrammatic framework to compare the two approaches. We then use this framework to study a number of extensions and to consider several policy relevant issues
The logic of agglomeration by Gilles Duranton( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This review discusses frontier topics in economic geography as they relate to firms and agglomeration economies. We focus on areas where empirical research is scarce but possible. We first outline a conceptual framework for city formation that allows us to contemplate what empiricists might study when using firm-level data to compare the functioning of cities and industries with each other. We then examine a second model of the internal structure of a cluster to examine possibilities with firm-level data for better exposing the internal operations of clusters. An overwhelming theme of our review is the vast scope for enhancements of our picture of agglomeration with the new data that are emerging
Effects of land misallocation on capital allocations in India( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing research and policy interest focuses on the misallocation of output and factors of production in developing economies. This paper considers the possible misallocation of financial loans. Using plant-level data on the organized and unorganized sectors, the paper describes the temporal, geographic, and industry distributions of financial loans. The focus of the analysis is the hypothesis that land misallocation might be an important determinant of financial misallocation (for example, because of the role of land as collateral against loans). Using district-industry variations, the analysis finds evidence to support this hypothesis, although it does not find a total reduction in the intensity of financial loans or those being given to new entrants. The analysis also considers differences by gender of business owners and workers in firms. Although potential early gaps for businesses with substantial female employment have disappeared in the organized sector, a sizeable and persistent gap remains in the unorganized sector
Growing through cities in developing countries by Gilles Duranton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper examines the effects of urbanization on development and growth. It begins with a labor market perspective and emphasizes the importance of agglomeration economies, both static and dynamic. It then argues that more productive jobs in cities do not exist in a void and underscores the importance of job and firm dynamics. In turn, these dynamics are shaped by the broader characteristics of urban systems. A number of conclusions are drawn. First, agglomeration effects are quantitatively important and pervasive. Second, the productive advantage of large cities is constantly eroded and must be sustained by new job creation and innovation. Third, this process of creative destruction in cities, which is fundamental for aggregate growth, is determined in part by the characteristics of urban systems and broader institutional features. The paper highlights important differences between developing countries and more advanced economies. A major challenge for developing countries is to reinforce the role of their urban systems as drivers of economic growth"--Abstract
Handbook of regional and urban economics( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper quantifies the misallocation of manufacturing output and factors of production between establishments across Indian districts during 1989-2010. It first distills a number of stylized facts about misallocation in India, and demonstrates the validity of misallocation metrics by connecting them to regulatory changes in India that affected real property. With this background, the study next quantifies the implications and determinants of factor and output misallocation. Although more-productive establishments in India tend to produce more output, factors of production are grossly misallocated. A better allocation of output and factors of production is associated with greater output per worker. Misallocation of land plays a particularly important role in these challenges
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Duranton, Gilles

Gilles Duranton French economist

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The economics of clusters : lessons from the French experienceRecent developments in urban and regional economics