A Theory of Urban Growth

@article{Black1999ATO,
  title={A Theory of Urban Growth},
  author={D. Black and Vernon Henderson},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  year={1999},
  volume={107},
  pages={252 - 284}
}
  • D. Black, Vernon Henderson
  • Published 1999
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • In an economy experiencing endogenous economic growth and exogenous population growth, we explore two main themes: how urbanization affects efficiency of the growth process and how growth affects patterns of urbanization. Localized information spillovers promote agglomeration and human capital accumulation and fosters endogenous growth. Individual city sizes grow with local human capital accumulation and knowledge spillovers; and city with empirical evidence. We analyze whether local… CONTINUE READING
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