Urbanization and City Growth : the Role of Institutions

  title={Urbanization and City Growth : the Role of Institutions},
  author={J. Vernon Henderson and Hyoung Gun Wang},
This paper models the urbanization process and how urbanization in a country is accommodated by increases in numbers versus population sizes of cities, in an endogenous growth context where political institutions play a key role. The paper estimates the equations of the model describing growth in city numbers in a country and growth in individual city sizes, using a worldwide data set on all metro areas over 100,000 from 1960-2000. Institutions and the degree of democratization and fiscal… CONTINUE READING


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