The Effect of Information and Communication Technologies on Urban Structure.

Ioannides, Yannis Menelaos.

Overman, Henry G.

Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban.

Schmidheiny, Kurt.


  • This paper examines the effects of information and communication technologies (ICT) on urban structure. Improvements in ICT may lead to changes in urban structure, for example, because they reduce the costs of communicating ideas from a distance. Hence, they may weaken local agglomeration forces and thus provide incentives for economic activity to relocate to smaller urban centres. We use international ... read more
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  • This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Economic Policy following peer review. The version of record - Ioannides, Yannis M., Henry G. Overman, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, and Kurt Schmidheiny. 2008. "The Effect of Information and Communication Technologies on Urban Structure." Economic Policy 23(54): 201-242 - is available online at:
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