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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Transportation infrastructure impacts on firm location: the effect of a new metro line in the suburbs of Madrid
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
Firm location patterns emerge as a consequence of multiple factors, including firm considerations, labor force availability, market opportunities, and transportation costs. Many of these factors are influenced by changes in accessibility wrought by new transportation infrastructure. In this paper we use spatial statistical techniques and a micro-level data base to evaluate the effects of Madrid?s metro line 12 (known as Metrosur) expansion on business location patterns. The case study is the municipality of Alcorcon, which is served by the new metro line since 2003. Specifically, we explore the location patterns by different industry sectors, to evaluate if the new metro line has encouraged the emergence of a ?Metrosur spatial economy?. Our results indicate that the pattern of economic activity location is related to urban accessibility and that agglomeration, through economies of scale, also plays an important role. The results presented in this paper provide evidence useful to inform efficient transportation, urban, and regional economic planning.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Journal of Transport Geography
ISBN
0966-6923
Impact factor JCR
1,706
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2010
Volume
22
Journal number
From page
236
To page
250
Month
MAYO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Lucía José Mejía Dorantes (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Paez
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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