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Scientists at Tufts University target economic policy
April 28th, 2008
According to recent research published in the journal Economic Policy, "This paper examines the effects of information and communication technologies (ICT) on urban structure. Improvements in ICT may lead to changes in urban structure, for example, because they reduce the costs of communicating ideas from a distance."
"Hence, they may weaken local agglomeration forces and thus provide incentives for economic activity to relocate to smaller urban centres. We use international data on city size distributions in different countries and on country-level characteristics to test the effect of ICT. We find robust evidence that increases in the number of telephone lines per...
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Source: VerticalNews Economics (2008-04-28)