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Turner, Matthew A.

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Works: 6 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 161 library holdings
Classifications: HB1, 388.3142015195
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The fundamental law of road congestion evidence from US cities by Gilles Duranton ( )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 54 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
Industrial development in cities by J. Vernon Henderson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using extensive data on 1970 and 1987 urban characteristics, the paper analyzes changes in employment in specific manufacturing industries in cities between 1970 and 1987. Two sets of questions are the focus. First, what present or past characteristics of a city's economic environment are critical in determining current employment levels in different industries? How much persistence in employment patterns is there over time and what is the source of that persistence? The second set of questions explores what inferences can be made from the data and results concerning the nature of externalities in urban markets, involving diversity of suppliers to firms, information spillovers concerning current market conditions and information spillovers involving the spread of technology. While the literature assumes employment levels in individual industries in individual cities show strong mean reversion ("convergence"), in fact that is not the case in the 1970-87 time period. The raw data show strong persistence. The major source of that persistence appears to be persistence in local demand conditions (i.e., persistence in regional comparative advantage), as opposed to other measured or unmeasured urban characteristics. Retention of employment is also strongly helped by the historical degree of local specialization in the industry, perhaps indicating a form of dynamic externality. Other historical conditions are not important
Love & fear by Jeff Song ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Decomposing the growth in residential land in the United States by Henry G Overman ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper decomposes the growth in land occupied by residences in the United States to give the relative contributions of changing demographics versus increases in the land area used by individual households. Between 1976 and 1992 the amount of residential land in the United States grew 47.5% while population only grew 17.8%. At first glance, this suggests an important role for per-household increases. However, the calculations in this paper show that only 24.3% of the growth in residential land area can be attributed to State level changes in land per household. 37.5% is due to overall population growth, 5.9% to the shift of population towards States with larger houses, 22.7% to an increase in the number of households over this period, and the remaining 9.5% to interactions between these changes. There are large differences across states and metropolitan areas in the relative importance of these components
Urban growth and transportation by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roads and Trade Evidence from the US by Gilles Duranton ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We estimate the effect of interstate highways on the level and composition of trade for us cities. Highways within cities have a large effect on the weight of city exports with an elasticity of approximately 0.5. We find little effect of highways on the total value of exports. Consistent with this, we find that cities with more highways specialize in sectors producing heavy goods
 
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Alternative Names
Turner, Matt
Turner, Matthew
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English (30)