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Density and dispersion: the co-development of land use and rail in London

David Levinson.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2008; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location; Economic History; Household Analysis; Transportation Systems. 10430 words.

This article examines the changes that occurred in the rail network and density of population in London during the 19th and 20th centuries. It aims to disentangle the ‘chicken and egg’...

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How streetcars shaped suburbanization: a Granger causality analysis of land use and transit in the Twin Cities

Feng Xie and David Levinson.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2010; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Transportation Systems; Household Analysis; Regional and Urban Economic History. 7190 words.

This article presents a Granger causality analysis of the coupled development of population and streetcars in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul Historic residence and network data...

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Natural Amenities, Neighbourhood Dynamics, and Persistence in the Spatial Distribution of Income

Sanghoon Lee and Jeffrey Lin.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2018; p ublished online March 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Analysis; Regional and Urban Economic History; Economic Development; Microeconomics. 16328 words.


We present theory and evidence highlighting the role of natural amenities in neighbourhood dynamics, suburbanization, and variation across cities in...

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Power to the people: working-class demand for household power in 1930s Britain

Peter Scott and James Walker.

in Oxford Economic Papers

December 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic History; Energy Economics; Household Analysis; Market Structure and Pricing. 10812 words.

The 1930s witnessed an intense struggle between gas and electricity suppliers for the working class market, where the incumbent utility—gas—was also a reasonably efficient (and cheaper)...

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