Market Potential and City Growth: Spain 1860-1960

IEB Working Paper N. 2013/013

35 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2013 Last revised: 18 Mar 2014

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Rafael González-Val

University of Zaragoza - Faculty of Business and Economics

Daniel A. Tirado

University of Barcelona

Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal

University of Barcelona

Date Written: April 18, 2013

Abstract

A few attempts have been made to analyse whether market potential might also have an impact on urban structures. In this paper we employ parametric and non-parametric techniques to analyse the effect of market potential on the growth of Spanish cities during the period 1860-1960. This period is especially interesting because it is characterized by the advance in the economic integration of the national market together with an intense process of industrialization. Our results show a clear positive influence of market potential on city growth.

Keywords: market potential, urban structure, city growth, economic history

JEL Classification: R0, N9, O18, N64, F14

Suggested Citation

González-Val, Rafael and Tirado, Daniel A. and Viladecans-Marsal, Elisabet, Market Potential and City Growth: Spain 1860-1960 (April 18, 2013). IEB Working Paper N. 2013/013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2341121 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2341121

Rafael González-Val

University of Zaragoza - Faculty of Business and Economics ( email )

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Daniel A. Tirado

University of Barcelona ( email )

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Barcelona, 08007
Spain

Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Contact Author)

University of Barcelona ( email )

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona, 08007
Spain

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