Hotelling’s Migration Model: The Steady State

  • Martin J. Beckmann
  • Tönu Puu
Part of the Advances in Spatial and Network Economics book series (ADVS ECONOMICS)


Economic inequalities are forever subject to forces of erosion. In two-dimensional space these take the particular form of diffusion. In the words of Hotelling “A … tendency to spread out, to go from places of greater to places of less density appears in various phenomena connected with human society … Human beings themselves show a marked tendency to spread out” (Hotelling p.1225).


Periodic Solution Boundary Point Symmetric Solution Power Series Solution Unbounded Region 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin J. Beckmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tönu Puu
    • 3
  1. 1.Technische Universität MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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