This important book collects together Peter Nijkamp's work on spatial-economic markets, particularly housing and labour markets, and the increasing impact of information technology on mobility and the location of firms, residents and job seekers.
The first part deals with applied modelling and theoretical advances in housing market dynamics and research. The papers address issues such as the implications of household dynamics for relocation decisions, migration movements in Europe, and the driving forces for migration decisions of ethnic groups. The second part focuses on the spatial labour market, dealing with recruitment channel and search channel choices by job seekers and firms, vacancy durations and the opportunities offered by ethnic entrepreneurship for improving the chances of ethnic groups. The third part comprises an analysis of spatial mobility flows and interaction patterns and the final part emphasises the scope and effect of information technology in transport. This includes the effect of real-time information on the behaviour of car drivers, the effect of telematics devices on public transport users, the importance of telematics for the freight transport sector and the adoption mechanisms of ICT users and their related policy implications.
This collection will be essential reading for scholars and students interested in the housing and labour markets and the impact on both of developments in IT and transport.
Peter Nijkamp, Department of Spatial Economics, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Contents: Preface Introduction Part I: Housing Markets and Migration 1. A Household Life Cycle Model for Residential Relocation Behaviour 2. Spatial Moving Behaviour of Two-Earner Households 3. Residential Search and Mobility in a Housing Market Equilibrium Model 4. International Migration in Europe: Overcoming Isolation and Distance Friction 5. Ethnic Entrepreneurship and Migration: A Survey from Developing Countries Part II: Labour Markets and Firms 6. Recruitment Channel Use and Applicant Arrival: An Empirical Analysis 7. Search Channel Use and Firms' Recruitment Behaviour 8. Vacancy Dynamics and Labour Market Efficiency in the Dutch Labor Market 9. On the Endogeneity of Output in Dynamic Labour-Demand Models 10. In Search of Ethnic Entrepreneurship Opportunities in the City: A Comparative Policy Study Part III: Mobility and Spatial Interaction 11. Job Moving, Residential Moving, and Commuting: A Search Perspective 12. Time Pioneers and Travel Behavior: An Investigation into the Viability of `Slow Motion' 13. Analysis of Travellers' Satisfaction with Transport Chains 14. Estimation of Alonso's Theory of Movements by Means of Instrumental Variables 15. A Comparative Analysis of the Performance of Evolutionary Algorithms and Logit Models in Spatial Networks Part IV: Transport and Information Technology 16. Variable Message Signs and Radio Traffic Information: An Integrated Empirical Analysis of Drivers' Route Choice Behaviour 17. Advanced Telematics for Travel Decisions: A Quantitative Analysis of the Stopwatch Project in Southampton 18. Telematics and Freight Transport: A Dutch Case Study 19. Policy Support Strategies for the Adoption of Information and Communications Technology Index