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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 regions relative to others and to the presence of agglomeration forces, leading to clustering of activity. This paper reviews and develops some simple models that capture these first and second nature economic geographies. The presence of increasing returns to scale in cities leads to urban structures that are not optimally sized. This depresses the return to job creation, possibly retarding development. Looki...

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Journal:
Journal of Economic Geography More from this journal
Volume:
5
Publication date:
2005-01-01
ISSN:
1468-2702
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:63c75a91-f159-4679-92da-00dfc989021b
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10933
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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