Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65435
Authors: 
Bertinelli, Luisito
Strobl, Eric
Year of Publication: 
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
LDCs
semiparametric estimations
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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