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Spatial Disparities in Developing Countries: Cities, Regions and International Trade.

Abstract:

Spatial inequality in developing countries is due to the natural advantages of some regionsrelative to others and to the presence of agglomeration forces, leading to clustering ofactivity. This paper reviews and develops some simple models that capture these first andsecond nature economic geographies. The presence of increasing returns to scale in citiesleads to urban structures that are not optimally sized. This depresses the return to jobcreation, possibly retarding development. Looking at...

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Publication date:
2003-01-01
URN:
uuid:49455e35-5adc-49cc-b36d-c90983207cde
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11779
Language:
English

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