Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163135
Authors: 
Zhang, Yuan
Wan, Guanghua
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
ADBI Working Paper Series 636
Abstract: 
Developing countries have seen a rapid rise in population urbanization in the past decades. At the same time, they have participated actively in the process of globalization. However, possible interlinks between population urbanization and trade openness in developing economies have been ignored by present literature. This paper firstly proposes a simple framework explaining the cereals trade-population urbanization nexus, showing how cereals supply constrains population urbanization and how international trade can change this constraint. Then, it presents historical evidence, empirical tests, and case studies from the People's Republic of China and India further highlighting the critical role of cereals trade in population urbanization in developing economies. Policy suggestions that may help developing countries achieve more inclusive and sustainable urban development are discussed in the final section of this paper.
Subjects: 
trade
urbanization
trade-urbanization nexus
trade openness
cereals trade
population
developing economies
urban development
JEL: 
Q17
O18
R11
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
747.94 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.