Urban transport infrastructure and informal economy

The main role in the economy of the city plays the transport system. It largely determines the distribution of economic activity and their intensity. As well as the formal, informal economy is largely dependent on the existing transport infrastructure. However, in the case of the informal economy there are other effects and features. In my research, I am studying impact of transport infrastructure on the informal economy of Moscow. In particular, what type of public transport attracts one or another informal economic activities. Also in the paper, I examine the phenomenon of "sticking" of the informal economy on transport infrastructure and provides recommendations to overcome this problem. Hypothesize tested by econometric and empirical methods.
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