Elise S. Brezis

Professor of Economics


Curriculum vitae



Head, Israel Macroeconomic Forum


Department of Economics

Bar-Ilan University, Israel



Technology and the Life Cycle of Cities


Journal article


Elise S. Brezis, Paul R. Krugman
Journal of Economic Growth, vol. 2(4), 1997 Dec, pp. 369–383


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Brezis, E. S., & Krugman, P. R. (1997). Technology and the Life Cycle of Cities. Journal of Economic Growth, 2(4), 369–383. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1009754704364


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Brezis, Elise S., and Paul R. Krugman. “Technology and the Life Cycle of Cities.” Journal of Economic Growth 2, no. 4 (December 1997): 369–383.


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Brezis, Elise S., and Paul R. Krugman. “Technology and the Life Cycle of Cities.” Journal of Economic Growth, vol. 2, no. 4, Dec. 1997, pp. 369–83, doi:10.1023/A:1009754704364.


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@article{brezis1997a,
  title = {Technology and the Life Cycle of Cities},
  year = {1997},
  month = dec,
  institution = {},
  issue = {4},
  journal = {Journal of Economic Growth},
  pages = {369–383},
  volume = {2},
  doi = {10.1023/A:1009754704364},
  author = {Brezis, Elise S. and Krugman, Paul R.},
  month_numeric = {12}
}

Abstract

During times of major technological change, leading cities are often overtaken by upstart metropolitan areas. Such upheavals may be explained if the advantage of established urban centers rests on localized learning by doing. When a new technology is introduced, for which this accumulated experience is irrelevant, older centers prefer to stay with a technology in which they are more efficient. New centers, however, turn to the new technology and are competitive despite the raw state of that technology because of their lower land rents and wages. Over time, as the new technology matures, the established cities are overtaken.

Keywords: technological changes, urban system, geographical concentration





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