Quotation Grafeneder-Weissteiner, Theresa, Prettner, Klaus. 2013. Agglomeration and Demographic Change. Journal of Urban Economics. 74 1-11.




This article investigates common consequences of demographic change and economic integration for the spatial location of economic activity. In doing so, it provides a unified framework that introduces an overlapping generation structure into a New Economic Geography model. Whether integration leads to agglomeration crucially hinges on the demographic properties of economies. While population aging strengthens concentration tendencies, population growth acts as a dispersion force. This is consistent with the stylized relationships between demography and urbanization found in the data and thus allows us to assess the possibility of agglomeration in various demographic scenarios.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Urban Economics
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, VW-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Agglomeration and Demographic Change
Volume 74
Year 2013
Page from 1
Page to 11
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094119012000599
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2012.09.001
Open Access N


Grafeneder-Weissteiner, Theresa (Former researcher)
Prettner, Klaus (Details)
Department of Economics (Crespo Cuaresma) (Details)
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