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Turner, Matthew A.

Works: 19 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 364 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Matthew A Turner
Most widely held works by Matthew A Turner
Environment( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The topics included in this volume address the environmental dilemmas citizens and policymakers face in the 21st century in terms of ethics, economics, and regulations."--Volume preface
Industrial development in cities by J. Vernon Henderson( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 48 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
The fundamental law of road congestion : evidence from US cities by Gilles Duranton( Book )

15 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
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
Decomposing the growth in residential land in the United States by Henry G Overman( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 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
Roads and trade : evidence from the US by Gilles Duranton( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 9 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
Transportation Costs and the Spatial Organization of Economic Activity by Stephen Redding( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper surveys the theoretical and empirical literature on the relationship between the spatial distribution of economic activity and transportation costs. We develop a multi-region model of economic geography that we use to understand the general equilibrium implications of transportation infrastructure improvements within and between locations for wages, population, trade and industry composition. Guided by the predictions of this model, we review the empirical literature on the effects of transportation infrastructure improvements on economic development, paying particular attention to the use of exogenous sources of variation in the construction of transportation infrastructure. We examine evidence from different spatial scales, between and within cities. We outline a variety of areas for further research, including distinguishing reallocation from growth and dynamics
Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2014 through September 2015) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the Clark Fork Basin, Montana by Kent A Dodge( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water, bed sediment, and biota were sampled in selected streams from Butte to near Missoula, Montana, as part of a monitoring program in the upper Clark Fork Basin of western Montana. The sample program was led by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Clark Fork Basin, with emphasis on trace elements associated with historic mining and smelting activities. Sampling sites were located on the Clark Fork and selected tributaries. Water samples were collected periodically at 20 sites from October 2014 through September 2015. Bed-sediment and biota samples were collected once at 13 sites during August 2015
Political economy of common property regulation by Matthew A Turner( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fat city : questioning the relationship between urban sprawl and obesity( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study the relationship between urban sprawl and obesity. Using data that tracks individuals over time, we find no evidence that urban sprawl causes obesity. We show that previous findings of a positive relationship most likely reflect a failure to properly control for the fact the individuals who are more likely to be obese choose to live in more sprawling neighborhoods. Our results indicate that current interest in changing the built environment to counter the rise in obesity is misguided
Decomposing the growth in residential land in the United States( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Property rights formation and the organization of exchange and production in rural China by Matthew A Turner( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

EDM process optimization by Matthew A Turner( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Quota-induced discarding in heterogeneous fisheries by Matthew A Turner( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The effects of land transfer taxes on real estate markets evidence from a natural experiment in Toronto by Benjamin Dachis( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taxes levied on the sale or purchase of real estate are pervasive but little studied. By exploiting a natural experiment arising from Toronto's imposition of a Land Transfer Tax (LTT) in early 2008, we estimate the impact of real estate transfer taxes on the market for single family homes. Our data show that Toronto's 1.1% tax caused a 15% decline in the number of sales and a decline in housing prices about equal to the tax. Relative to an equivalent property tax, the associated welfare loss is substantial, about $ 1 for every $ 8 in tax revenue. The magnitude of this welfare loss is comparable to those associated with better known interventions in the housing market. Unlike many possible tax reforms, eliminating existing LTTs in favour of revenue equivalent property taxes appears straightforward
Meetings with costly participation by Martin J Osborne( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Subways and Urban Air Pollution by Nicolas Gendron-Carrier( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We investigate the relationship between the opening of a city's subway network and its air quality. We find that particulate concentrations drop by 4% in a 10km radius disk surrounding a city center following a subway system opening. The effect is larger near the city center and persists over the longest time horizon that we can measure with our data, about eight years. We estimate that a new subway system provides an external mortality benefit of about $594m per year. Although available subway capital cost estimates are crude, the estimated external mortality effects represent a significant fraction of construction costs
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