Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/116939
Authors: 
Sasaki, Komei
Issah, Ismail
Khan, Tariq
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
44th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions and Fiscal Federalism", 25th - 29th August 2004, Porto, Portugal
Abstract: 
Developing an extended model of the basic Harris-Todaro model of rural-urban migration, we analyze the effects of infrastructure availability together with the time-tested income effects whilst accommodating government behaviour through the provision and financing of infrastructure. Both the theoretical and empirical analyses confirm the assertion that infrastructure presence can be a force to reckon with as far as migration decisions are concerned. Comparison with the basic Harris-Todaro model also reveals that while the Todaro paradox is absent in the basic model, it can be present in the extended model. Keywords: Rural-urban migration, Infrastructure effects, Income difference, Equilibrium utility, Todaro-paradox. JEL classification: O17, O18, R23
Subjects: 
Rural-urban migration
Infrastructure effects
Income difference
Equilibrium utility
Todaro-paradox
JEL: 
O17
O18
R23
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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