Geography of Growth: Spatial Economics and Competitiveness

Raj Nallari, Breda Griffith, and Shahid Yusuf
The World Bank, Washington D. C.
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Economists have emphasized the importance of geography in growth and competitiveness, yet rarely has there been literature that identifies the cause of growth in some cities but not in others. Why was the city of Bangalore more attractive for industries than Karachi? What are the defining characteristics of successful cities? This book seeks to answer these questions through multiple consultations with leading experts and in-depth research on urban centers.

Geography of Growth has been written for academics and practitioners; it combines the theoretical background on urban centers with concrete recommendations. The eight chapters move from providing background on the various models of urban centers to hypothesizing why growthand development are more prominent in some cities than in others.

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