Interaction and Distance

  • Martin J. Beckmann


Space, the two-dimensional surface of the earth, enters into economic relationships in two ways: first through the (uneven) distribution of natural resources and secondly through distance separating economic activities.


Short Path Mathematical Note Transportation Cost Distance Effect Scientific Collaboration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin J. Beckmann
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  1. 1.Economics DepartmentBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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