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Is the influence of quality of life on urban growth non-stationary in space? A case study of Barcelona

University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, IREA Working Papers 01/2007;
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ABSTRACT There are several determinants that influence household location decisions. More concretely, recent economic literature assigns an increasingly important role to the variables governing quality of life. Nevertheless, the spatial stationarity of the parameters is implicitly assumed in most studies. Here we analyse the role of quality of life in urban economics and test for the spatial stationarity of the relationship between city growth and quality of life.

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