The Macroeconomics of Rural-Urban Migration

  • David Lagakos, Mushfiq Mobarak, Michael E. Waugh
  • Published 2015


——————————————————————————————————— This paper uses new tracking surveys for several developing countries to analyze rural-urban migration and their macroeconomic implications. We document that migrants from rural to urban areas typically experience large consumption growth one year after migrating, though overall migration rates are low. To understand… (More)


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@inproceedings{Lagakos2015TheMO, title={The Macroeconomics of Rural-Urban Migration}, author={David Lagakos and Mushfiq Mobarak and Michael E. Waugh}, year={2015} }