The incidence of urban agglomeration in the spatial distribution of air pollutant emissions

  • Alba Verónica Méndez Delgado Centro de Investigaciones Socioeconómicas, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila
  • Rafael Lugo Alvarado Centro de Investigaciones Socioeconómicas, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila
  • David Mendoza Tinoco Facultad de Economía, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila
Keywords: air pollution, agglomeration diseconomies, spatial dependence, Durbin Spatial Model
JEL Classification: Q53, C31, R11

Abstract

The functioning of large cities demands huge amounts of material and energy resources that generate polluting waste discharged into the environment. The aim of this article is to estimate the impact of factors associated with urban agglomeration on air pollution generation in Mexico’s municipalities. First, we analyse whether the pollution presents an agglomeration pattern, and then, with a Durbin Spatial Model, the relationship between pollution and urban agglomeration is estimated. The results show that car density, the number of companies, and private consumption are the factors with the greatest weight in the generation and agglomeration of air pollution.

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Published
16-12-2022
How to Cite
Méndez DelgadoA., Lugo AlvaradoR., & Mendoza TinocoD. (2022). The incidence of urban agglomeration in the spatial distribution of air pollutant emissions. Estudios Económicos, 38(1), 69-101. https://doi.org/10.24201/ee.v38i1.436
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