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The Spatial Decay in Commuting Probabilities: Employment Potential vs. Commuting Gravity

Gabriel M.  Ahlfeldt,  Nicolai  Wendland,  November 2015
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Keywords: Accessibility, commuting, employment, gravity, potential

JEL Classification: R12; R28; R38; R48

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We show that an employment potential capitalisation model, which establishes a spatial relationship between the price of land and the spatial distribution of employment through a transport matrix, produces estimates of the spatial decay in bilateral commuting probabilities that are very close to the decay observed in commuting data.