Market Areas

  • Tönu Puu
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In Chapter 1 we discussed the location of a single firm, given the locations of input supplies and output demand. The obvious next question would be: Suppose there are several firms to be located in the plane. What would the spacing of the various firms look like?


Marginal Cost Transportation Cost Price Policy Regular Polygon Market Area 
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Further Reading

  1. W. Launhardt (1885), Mathematische Begründung der Volswirtschaftslehre, Teubner, Leipzig.Google Scholar
  2. W. Christaller (1933), Die zentralen Orte in Süddeutschland, Fischer, Jena.Google Scholar
  3. A. Lösch (1940), Die räumliche Ordnung der Wirtschaft, Fischer, Jena. ( English translation: The Economics of Location, Yale University Press 1954 )Google Scholar
  4. M. J. Beckmann (1968), Location Theory, Random House, New York.Google Scholar
  5. M. J. Beckmann (1976), “Spatial price policies revisited”, The Bell Journal of Economics 7: 619–631CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. R. Frisch (1965) “Theory of Production”, North-Holland. ( Original in Norwegian in 1926 )Google Scholar
  7. Fernand Braudel (1978), “Le Temps du Monde” (“Civilization and Capitalism” in English), Librairie Armand Colin, Paris.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tönu Puu
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of UmeåUmeåSweden

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