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Von Thünen Revisited: A Neoclassical Land Use Model
Martin J. Beckmann
The Swedish Journal of Economics
Vol. 74, No. 1, Economics of Location: Theory and Policy Aspects (Mar., 1972), pp. 1-7
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3439005
Page Count: 7
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Von Thünen's model of land use is reformulated in terms of neoclassical production functions. Explicit solutions are given for the Cobb-Douglas case. Conditions are examined under which the following propositions hold: (1) In a given zone of land use, labor per area and output per area fall with distance. (2) At the transition from one zone to another, the output per area, measured in weight units, falls. (3) Employment per area is a continuous function of distance.
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