Some Extensions to Interregional Commodity-Flow Models

  • Kieran P. DonaghyEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 24)


Some interregional commodity-flow models, developed in the tradition of interregional input-output modeling, take on detailed characterizations of transportation networks to extend their explanatory reach, whereas others, developed in the tradition of spatial-interaction modeling, assume detailed characterizations of production. This chapter demonstrates how features of models within each of these two traditions can be integrated in two new specifications: a partial-equilibrium static formulation and a dynamic formulation of location, production, and interaction. This chapter also introduces several extensions to extant commodity-flow models, including explicit treatment of trade in intermediate goods, so-called new economic geography behavioral foundations for production and interindustry and interregional trade, and endogenous determination of capital investment and employment. These extensions enable commodity-flow models to be used to analyze the impacts of recent structural changes.


Interregional commodity-flow models New economic geography behavioral foundations Differential games 



Research reported in this chapter has been made possible by grant RD-8342831 from US Environmental Protection Agency STAR program, “Regional Infrastructure/Air Quality Planning and Global Change.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of City and Regional PlanningCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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