The Resource Urbanization and growth, edited by Michael Spence, Patricia Clarke Annez, and Robert M. Buckley ; contributions by Michael Spence [and others]

Urbanization and growth, edited by Michael Spence, Patricia Clarke Annez, and Robert M. Buckley ; contributions by Michael Spence [and others]

Label
Urbanization and growth
Title
Urbanization and growth
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Spence, Patricia Clarke Annez, and Robert M. Buckley ; contributions by Michael Spence [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why is productivity higher in cities? Does urbanization cause growth or does growth cause urbanization? Do countries achieve rapid growth or high incomes without urbanization? How can policy makers reap the benefits of urbanization without paying too high a cost? Does supporting urbanization imply neglecting rural areas? Why do so few governments welcome urbanization? What should governments do to improve housing conditions in cities as they urbanize? Are innovations in housing finance a blessing or a curse for developing countries? How will governments finance the trillions of dollars of infrastructure spending needed for cities in developing countries? First in a series of thematic volumes, this book was prepared for the Commission on Growth and Development to evaluate the state of knowledge of the relationship between urbanization and economic growth. It does not pretend to provide all the answers, but it does identify insights and policy levers to help countries make urbanization work as part of a national growth strategy. Written by prominent academics in their fields, Urbanization and Growth seeks to create a better understanding of the role of urbanization in growth and to inform policy makers tackling the formidable challenges it poses
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
330.9173/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT321
LC item number
.U338 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Urbanization and growth, edited by Michael Spence, Patricia Clarke Annez, and Robert M. Buckley ; contributions by Michael Spence [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Urbanization and growth : setting the context / Patricia Clarke Annez and Robert M. Buckley -- Rethinking economic growth in a globalizing world : an economic geography lens / Anthony J. Venables -- Are cities engines of growth and prosperity for developing countries? / Gilles Duranton -- Urbanization, agglomeration, and economic development / John M. Quigley -- Spatial inequality and economic development : theories, facts, and policies / Sukkoo Kim -- Housing policy in developing countries : the importance of the informal economy / Richard Arnott -- The U.S. subprime mortgage crisis : issues raised and lessons learned / Dwight M. Jaffee
Control code
ocn560612091
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821375747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23912200
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)560612091
  • pebcs0821375741

Library Locations

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