Urban Productivity in the Developing World

  title={Urban Productivity in the Developing World},
  author={Edward L. Glaeser and Wentao Xiong},
  journal={Kauffman: Large Research Projects (Topic)},
Africa is urbanizing rapidly, and this creates both opportunities and challenges. Labour productivity appears to be much higher in developing-world cities than in rural areas, and historically urbanization is strongly correlated with economic growth. Education seems to be a strong complement to urbanization, and entrepreneurial human capital correlates strongly with urban success. Immigrants provide a natural source of entrepreneurship, both in the US and in Africa, which suggests that making… Expand
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