Select two (2) of the following three (sets of) questions: (10 minutes)
(green = correct answer)

  1. Select one:
    1. What is the function of the 'critical isodapane' when applied to agglomeration analysis?
    2. Explain why the use of a family of isodapanes precludes substitution between material inputs in Weber's location model.


  2. Explain why one of these statements reflects the "wrong" (not accepted) use of the terms "agglomeration economies" (or "economies of agglomerations")

    1. Agglomeration economies are physical, close-proximity groupings of related businesses creating benefits (savings, cost reductions etc.) for each other; or

    2. Agglomeration economies are benefits (savings, cost reductions, etc.) resulting from the spatial clustering of activities and/or people.


  3. Which of the following statements is the "correct" one?

    "The "Material Index" is a measure

    1. relating the different inputs (needed to produce a final product) to each other, i.e. similar to a 'production function'."
    2. relating the weight of the localized inputs to the weight of the outputs."
    3. of the spatial concentration of the materials required in a production process."

    What was the function/role of this "Material Index" in Weber's analysis?