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Duranton, Gilles

Works: 100 works in 353 publications in 1 language and 1,998 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Contributor, 958, Opponent
Classifications: HT391.3, 330.91732
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gilles Duranton
Handbook of regional and urban economics by J. Vernon Henderson( Book )

18 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 580 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
The economics of clusters : lessons from the French experience by Gilles Duranton( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clusters policies have become a key focus for policy makers in recent years. This book looks at the development of clusters of economic activity and their importance in shaping industrial and public policy. It examines the success and failures of policy in France and extrapolates its findings to the rest of the world
Recent developments in urban and regional economics( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 76 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 )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: 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 )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 25 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 25 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
Testing for localization using micro-geographic data by Gilles Duranton( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City size distributions as a consequence of the growth process by Gilles Duranton( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 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 18 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 )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 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
Is the division of labour limited by the extent of the market? : evidence from French cities by Gilles Duranton( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of productive systems : segmentation and skill-biased change by Gilles Duranton( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spatial wage disparities : sorting matters! by Pierre-Philippe Combes( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising trade costs? : agglomeration and trade with endogenous transaction costs by Gilles Duranton( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While transport costs have fallen, the empirical evidence also points at rising total trade costs. In a model of industry location with endogenous transaction costs, we show how and under which conditions a decline in transport costs can lead to an increase in the total cost of trade."
Exploring the detailed location patters [sic] of UK manufacturing industries using microgeographic data by Gilles Duranton( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We use a point-pattern methodology to explore the detailed location patterns of UK manufacturing industries. In particular, we consider the location of entrants and exiters vs. continuing establishments, domestic- vs. foreign-owned, large vs. small, and affiliated vs. independent. We also examine co-localisation between vertically linked industries. Our analysis provides a set of new stylised facts and confirmation for others
The logic of agglomeration by Gilles Duranton( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 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
Growing through cities in developing countries by Gilles Duranton( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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The economics of clusters : lessons from the French experienceRecent developments in urban and regional economics