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Breaking into tradables: urban form and urban function in a developing city

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Many cities in developing economies, particularly in Africa, are experiencing ‘urbanisation without industrialisation’. This paper conceptualises this in a framework in which a city can produce non-tradable goods and – if it is sufficiently competitive – also internationally tradable goods, potentially subject to increasing returns to scale. A city is unlikely to produce tradables if it faces high urban and hinterland demand for non-tradables, or high costs of urban infrastructure and constr...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.jue.2017.01.002

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New College
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Venables, A
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Urban Economics Journal website
Volume:
98
Pages:
88-97
Publication date:
2017-01-11
Acceptance date:
2017-01-10
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ISSN:
1095-9068
Pubs id:
pubs:668901
URN:
uri:2adaf9a7-c38d-4b31-8d41-5c3422d4622d
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uuid:2adaf9a7-c38d-4b31-8d41-5c3422d4622d
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pubs:668901

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