Quotation Agliari, Anna, Commendatore, Pasquale, Foroni, Ilaria, Kubin, Ingrid. 2015. Agglomeration dynamics and first nature asymmetries. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 108 S. 81-98.




The standard footloose capital (FC) model, as well as the discrete time version, assumes that all capital units are internationally mobile between two regions. In this paper, we assume that in one of the two regions some of the blueprints/capital units may be immobile because their utilization requires some locally specific natural resource (first nature advantage). Mobile blueprints, instead, can be utilized in both regions. We focus on this asymmetric distribution of immobile firms/capital units, labeled first nature firms. The central question of our paper is how the existence of first nature asymmetry affects agglomerative processes framed in discrete time. This modification of the FC model leads to a one dimensional piecewise smooth map for which we show analytically that border collision bifurcations are pervasive and (even asymmetric) multistability is possible.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title Agglomeration dynamics and first nature asymmetries
Volume 108
Year 2015
Page from 81
Page to 98
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matcom.2014.05.001


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Kubin, Ingrid (Details)
Agliari, Anna
Commendatore, Pasquale
Foroni, Ilaria
Department of Economics (Kubin) (Details)
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