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A Model of Growth and Migration

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  • Gerhard Glomm

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This paper contains a model with which the desirability of persistent urbanization can be examined. There are two regions: city and countryside. Joint restrictions on the technologies in each region and on preferences over the goods produced in each region are the driving force of migration. In equilibrium there is persistent migration from the countryside to the city. Even though there are externalities in production, the competitive equilibrium is Pareto optimal.

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Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 25 (1992)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 901-22

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Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:25:y:1992:i:4:p:901-22

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Cited by:
  1. Leach, John, 1996. "Training, migration, and regional income disparities," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(3), pages 429-443, September.
  2. Joel M. Guttman, 2010. "Urbanization, Old-Age Security, Saving and Fertility in Developing Economies," NFI Working Papers 2010-WP-07, Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute.
  3. Carlos Gustavo Machicado & Felix Rioja & Antonio Saravia, 2012. "Productivity, Structural Change, and Latin American Development," Development Research Working Paper Series 03/2012, Institute for Advanced Development Studies.
  4. Calin Arcalean & Gerhard Glomm & Ioana Schiopu, 2007. "Growth Effects of Spatial Redistribution Policies," Caepr Working Papers 2007-002, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.
  5. Richard Rogerson, 2001. "Farm Work, Home Work and International Productivity Differences," Center for Development Economics 170, Department of Economics, Williams College.
  6. Chetan Ghate & Gerhard Glomm & Jialu Liu, 2012. "Sectoral infrastructure investment in an unbalanced growing economy: The Case of India," Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers 12-07, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.
  7. Gerhard Glomm & B. Ravikumar, 1993. "Endogenous expenditures on public schools and persistent growth," Discussion Paper / Institute for Empirical Macroeconomics 85, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
  8. Glomm, Gerhard & Ravikumar, B., 1998. "Increasing returns, human capital, and the Kuznets curve," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 55(2), pages 353-367, April.
  9. Gollin, Douglas & Parente, Stephen L. & Rogerson, Richard, 2007. "The food problem and the evolution of international income levels," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(4), pages 1230-1255, May.
  10. Jialu Liu, 2011. "Human capital, migration and rural entrepreneurship in China," Indian Growth and Development Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 4(2), pages 100-122, September.
  11. Li, Xun, 2009. "Policy Making, Industrial Structure and Economic Growth in a Dual Economy," MPRA Paper 16990, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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