Seminars & webinars
31 March 2016

FEEM Research Seminar on "Urban vs. Rural Land Use in Large and Small Cities: A Spatial Econometric Approach"


Where: Venice
Location:

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
30124 Venice

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Video-conference
at FEEM Milan

How to reach: Google map
Event's Timetable:


h. 12.00 Seminar

Information:

Seminars Office, seminars@feem.it

Speakers:

Giovanni Guastella, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia

Abstract

Land take opponents argue that the anthropic transformation driven by urban growth to the detriment of agriculture and the environment is excessive and often unnecessary. An extensive literature that analyses large cities, linked urban spatial expansion to the socio-economic characters in a territory, implicitly rejecting the hypothesis of an unnecessary land take. We extend this framework of analysis including in the sample small cities, where more space is often available, and negative environmental externalities are less internalized. We estimate a spatial threshold regression model finding significant size heterogeneity. Results indicate that marginal land consumption is inversely related to city size.

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