Transport costs and the size of cities : the case of Russia

  • Real costs of freight transportation have strong increased in Russia particularly during the period of price liberalization 1992–93. This paper investigates possible connections between rising transport costs and the evolution of the size structure of the system of cities in the Russian Federation and its federal subjects. Empirical findings suggest that under conditions of a closed system agglomeration processes according to the predictions of the model of Tabuchi et al. (2005) would have taken place especially in the periphere regions of the North and Far East.

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Author:Albrecht Kauffmann
Series (Serial Number):Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge (Bd. 093)
Document Type:Book
Date of Publication (online):2008/01/18
Year of Completion:2007
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/01/18
RVK - Regensburg Classification:QD 100
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
Notes extern:JEL: P23, P25, R12, R48