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Breaking into Tradables: Urban Form and Urban Function in a Developing City

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Many cities in developing economies, particularly in Africa, are experiencing urbanization without industrialization. This paper conceptualizes this in a framework in which a city can produce non-tradable goods and—if it is sufficiently competitive—also internationally tradable goods, potentially subject to increasing returns to scale. A city is unlikely to produce tradables if it faces high urban and hinterland demand for non-tradables, or high costs of urban infrastructure and construction....

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10.1596/1813-9450-7950

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University of Oxford
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New College
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Venables, A
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World Bank eLibrary Publisher's website
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7950
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World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
Host title:
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
Publication date:
2017-01-23
Acceptance date:
2016-01-01
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686889
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2017-05-31

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