Internet cluster emergence.
CEP discussion paper; CEPDP0441,
Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
Internet development holds the promise of transmitting economic value across physical space at zero marginal cost. In such a “weightless economy”, what factors matter for the location of economic activity and thus for economic development? This paper sketches a model of spatial dynamics over a three-dimensional globe, where transportation costs don’t matter. The paper develops conditions under which clusters of activity emerge.
||© 2000 Danny Quah
||distribution dynamics, economic geography, Internet, location, space, time, Toeplitz, waves, weightless economy
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||T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:
||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O18 - Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D30 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
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