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Title:Urbanization, urban concentration and economic growth in developing countries PDF Logo
Authors:Bertinelli, Luisito
Strobl, Eric
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:CREDIT Research Paper 03/14
Abstract:We investigate how urban concentration and urbanization affect economic growth in developing countries. Using semi-parametric estimation techniques on a cross-country panel of 39 countries for the years 1960-1990 we discover a U-shaped relationship for urban concentration. This suggests the existence of an 'urban-concentration trap' where marginal increases in urban concentration would reduce growth for about a third of our sample. Furthermore, there appears to be no systematic relationship between urbanization and economic growth.
Subjects:urban concentration
economic development
semiparametric estimations
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CREDIT Research Papers, The University of Nottingham

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