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How does transportation shape intrametropolitan growth? An answer from the Regional Express Rail
García López, Miquel-Àngel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Hémet, Camille (Paris School of Economics)
Viladecans-Marsal, Elisabet (Universitat de Barcelona)

Date: 2017
Abstract: This paper analyzes the influence of transportation infrastructure, and in particular of the Regional Express Rail (RER), on employment and population growth in the Paris metropolitan area between 1968 and 2010. In order to make proper causal inference, we rely on historical instruments and control for all other transportation modes that could be complement or substitute to the RER. Our results show that proximity to a RER station increases employment and population density and, in particular, employment and population growth. The latter effects are higher in municipalities located near RER stations and close to employment (sub)centers. They are also found to be particularly strong for jobs in the service sector, for factory workers and for highly educated population. We find no impact of the RER expansion on employment growth during the first part of the period, while the effect on population growth appears earlier but declines over time.
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Language: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: Urban growth ; Urban spatial structure ; Transportation
Published in: Journal of regional science, Vol. 57 Núm. 5 (novembre 2017) , p. 758-780, ISSN 0022-4146

DOI: 10.1111/jors.12338


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