Accession Number:

AD0292170

Title:

AN ECONOMETRIC MODEL OF METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Regional and urban economics have not yet accorded econometric models the same wide acceptance that they now enjoy in Economics. The econometric technique appears to be a useful and efficient tool for studying regions. This method has been applied to the study of urban land-use problems. Presented is a dynamic crosssectional econometric model describing population and employment changes which have taken place in the 39 largest Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas SMSAs during the 1954-1958 period. Our present urban structure analysis proceeds in several discrete steps. First, we determined changes in population and manufacturing employment for the entire SMSA. These changes, representing perhaps the most important kind of basic employment, are partitioned between the Central City and the Metropolitan Ring. Finally, changes in retailing, wholesaling and selected service employments are derived for both the Central City and Metropolitan Ring. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE